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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2020 compliance compliance with regulations The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2020 important information certified by a California-licensed engineer transportation 2020 resolutions Retailer (nonstorefront) Local Authorization Attachment packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 quality control licensing cannabis distributors cannabis plants CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing packaging and labeling requirements procedures for inventory control Premises Information Local Jurisdictions supply chain evidence of rehabilitation security M-licensees no infusion of alcohol surety bond periods of 90 days extensions 2020 new laws M-license unique ID/batch number limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package secured area sales of cannabis goods inventory Live Scans for each owner delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division allergen information waste management laws 600-foot radius of a school Mechanical transportation and security cannabis industries Distributor Transport Only hang tag or a peel-back label Local Authorization 600 foot radius of a school stickers Industrial Hemp Advisory Board California Public Records Act exception for testing laboratories exit packaging manned motor vehicle Retailer (Type 10) inhalable cannabis manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Pesticides Testing A-licensees Temporary License Application Information temporary license Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing scheme equity interest in a commercial cannabis business compliance with local jurisdiction three cannabis licensing authorities designated structure alcoholic beverages conducting quality assurance review The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite consumption of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing final form Seller’s permit number manufacturing activities adult-use commercial cannabis activity health impacts of cannabis 2020 problems written procedures for inventory control product formulation ownership premises is not within a Government Temporary License Application Fingerprints labels not be attractive testing lab 2020 issues testing of cannabis goods Distributor transport scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises ingredient list Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2020 revisions medicinal and adult-use or both markets tamper-evident shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit secondary package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles regulatory framework 120 days microbusinesses MCSB’s temporary license application retailers Identifying information amount of sodium some nutritional facts inventory and quality control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories premises diagram no infusion of nicotine manufacturers who package for other producers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) financial interest holder Track and Trace regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California local jurisdiction’s requirements cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) government warning statement label payable to the state of California Completed Temporary License Application Form required limits ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS mandated warning statements nonlaboratory quality control 2020 updates persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more licensed cannabis cultivators Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing extraction disposal vape cartridges 100 mg of THC per package shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cultivation definition of owner amount of THC content local jurisdiction list of artificial food colorings Microbusiness Transition Period secondary packaging structure and formation documents commercial cannabis manufacturing 2020 recent news consumption of alcohol or tobacco capsules diagram of the business’s layout 2020 regulations commercial kitchens Premises Diagram Business Information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice three state cannabis-licensing authorities conditional license cannabis cultivation licensing investment into a commercial cannabis business property for the commercial cannabis activity Extractions using CO2 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis activity at least 99% purity 2020 fines re-sealable Local Issuing Authority contaminant free informational panel Moisture Content Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer infusion public health and safety Form # CDPH-9041 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements shared-use manufacturing facilities Percentage of ownership Temporary Cannabis Event licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis distributors destruction of cannabis goods edible products local jurisdiction authorization annual license application Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control child-resistant packaging disposal and destruction methods motor carrier permit Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) protocol member manager persons 21 years of age or older distributors manufacturing Financial Interest testing laboratories online licensing system THC levels Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Labor peace agreement good manufacturing practices topicals Premises diagram A-license and an M-license cannabis market Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together manufacturing practices licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sugar Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Licensees Cannabis Manufacturing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California California Department of Public Health remove THC/CBD cannabis adult-use products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis training medicinal and adult-use markets pre-made or purchased public Licensee Lookup Tool Cultivation less than 10,000 Food-grade Butter/Oil extracts licensing cannabis microbusinesses convicted of a substantially related crime Cannabinoids Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions operating procedures entry into the legal, regulated market sampling standards carbohydrates and fat per serving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2020 laws Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing state cannabis licensing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving chain of custody highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensed premises CO2 and ethanol extractions separate applications Category II Residual Pesticides Testing identity of the product track and trace system access to the area(s) Criminal History Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) primary panel requirements an officer or director of a cannabis business immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Owner Foreign Material Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturer's name tobacco products Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) sanitary and hazard-free environment laboratory quality assurance transportation of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing emergency regulations A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis retailers paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis products requiring refrigeration Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) supplemental label Bond in the amount of $5,000 regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis MCSB valid waiver Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 dried flower CDPH-issued universal symbol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CDPH-9041 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market must enter certain events CDTFA seller’s permit period of 120 days Licensee Lookup Tool Butane/Hexane/Propane Ethanol volatile solvent contaminants Transport vehicles alarm system Personnel Requirements potentially-hazardous foods cannabis event organizer license Proposed Section 40133 cannabis sales and/or consumption Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates child-resistant outer package packaging storage of cannabis goods operating premises opaque exit package recordkeeping license review process no added caffeine managing member purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Proposition 65 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale transporting cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers highly-concentrated oils or waxes licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises tinctures A-license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH at least 20% ownership interest medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Type S share facility space Temporary event up to 4 days product as a candy prohibited shipping manifest Operating Procedures small product packaging finished product health claims local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Licensee Information product guidelines Edibles– Products packaging and labeling activity for a period of 120 days Arranging for laboratory testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Bond and Insurance Information Application Checklist commercial cannabis manufacturers Business Organizational sanitary workplaces testing methods manufacturing cannabis products basic nutritional information minimum standards for extraction processes cannabis cartoons cannabis waste hydrocarbon-based solvents waste disposal labeling the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch loop system Financial information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products concentrate 2020 proposed changes commercial cannabis manufacturing activity The California Department of Public Health's Vehicle Requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity Mycotoxins Testing Physical address meat and seafood, and other products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods and more.

In addition, Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cannabis product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Net weight Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Labeling Track-and-trace systems alternate use of a manufacturing premises Nursery Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Applicant Monitor Department DPH-17-010E Wet weight Type 12 (Microbusiness) Watts per square foot Pest Canopy Cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Bureau Specialty Indoor Dried flower Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) THC Microorganisms Immature plant Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) CBD from industrial hemp Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Commercial cannabis activity Flowering Volatile solvent track and trace system Proposition 65 warning statement Environmental pathogen MCSB 90-day extension periods Sanitize In-process material Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Extraction Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mature plant Preventive controls Informational panel Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Topical cannabis product Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Theoretical yield Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Track and trace system Quality control operation Holding Type N – for infusions Manufacturer licensee Manufacture Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Adulterated Pathogen Medium Outdoor Finished product Kief Quarantine Request for Live Scan Outdoor cultivation Licensee Allergen cross-contact Premises Infusion Specialty Cottage Indoor Hazard Universal symbol adulteration package flower or pre-rolls Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 11 (Distributor) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Allergen infused pre-rolls Personnel Actual yield Cultivation site Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Pre-roll cannabis concentrates Indoor cultivation Process Lot Quality Mixed-light cultivation Primary panel Medium Indoor Small Outdoor Raw material Distribution Processing aid Processor Contact surface Adequate Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality control personnel CBD Processing Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Ingredient Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Verification Small Indoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Mixed-light Tier 1 M-license infused butters and oils as concentrates Edible cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Package Harvest Batch list of cannabis manufacturers Qualified individual cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Component Serving Batch Unique identifier Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Product Identity Validation Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents and more.


Last updated on February 17, 2020



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