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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 cannabis industries scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises commercial cannabis manufacturing Vehicle Requirements 2019 resolutions state cannabis licensing microbusinesses Cannabis Manufacturing Owner M-license Licensee Lookup Tool waste disposal LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturers who package for other producers licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Industrial Hemp Advisory Board delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods premises diagram Retailer (Type 10) Personnel Requirements inventory ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation minimum standards for extraction processes Business Organizational medicinal and adult-use or both markets Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Mycotoxins Testing manufacturer's name onsite consumption of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package edible products conditional license 2019 regulations security and cannabis waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Transition Period 2019 recent news public Licensee Lookup Tool loop system cannabis adult-use products Proposition 65 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Proposed Section 40133 A-license and an M-license track and trace system licensed cannabis manufacturers Microbusiness Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2019 proposed changes no added caffeine Licensees member manager structure and formation documents basic nutritional information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensed cannabis distributors nonlaboratory quality control child-resistant packaging some nutritional facts at least 99% purity Bond and Insurance Information Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing exit packaging MCSB medicinal commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information primary panel requirements Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult-use markets licensed cannabis cultivators Percentage of ownership amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) product guidelines conducting quality assurance review 2019 important information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Temporary License Application Information Operating Procedures vape cartridges manufacturing cannabis products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving adult-use commercial cannabis activity opaque exit package 2019 fines operating premises manned motor vehicle final form dried flower convicted of a substantially related crime transportation of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business disposal and destruction methods Identifying information cultivation Type S share facility space unique ID/batch number Temporary License Application highly-concentrated oils or waxes separate applications secondary package 120 days sales of cannabis goods Premises Diagram disclosure of all criminal convictions annual license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing The California Department of Public Health's secondary packaging equity interest in a commercial cannabis business waste management laws extraction California Department of Public Health Application Checklist procedures for inventory control packaging Premises Information sanitary workplaces entry into the legal, regulated market Temporary event up to 4 days Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction transporting cannabis goods temporary license Cannabinoids Testing 2019 updates testing laboratories product formulation compliance with regulations ownership premises is not within a Government loan provided to a commercial cannabis business paper inserted into the packaging health claims labels not be attractive sampling standards Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensing scheme immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery contaminants Moisture Content Testing periods of 90 days extensions tamper-evident Local Authorization Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing pre-made or purchased manufacture cannabis products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 600-foot radius of a school security Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Business Information amount of sodium allergen information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS certified by a California-licensed engineer at least 20% ownership interest compliance with local jurisdiction no infusion of nicotine Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 identity of the product an officer or director of a cannabis business Fingerprints transportation and security inhalable cannabis persons 21 years of age or older manufacturing activities hydrocarbon-based solvents Extractions using CO2 Transport vehicles alarm system good manufacturing practices Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Terpenoids Testing finished product highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Food-grade Butter/Oil evidence of rehabilitation licensed physical location (premises) shared-use manufacturing facilities shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Distributor Transport Only tinctures local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Distributor transport chain of custody Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods volatile solvent cannabis waste requiring refrigeration Retailer (nonstorefront) diagram of the business’s layout testing methods commercial cannabis activity Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing practices topicals A-license storage of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance regulatory framework Seller’s permit number Completed Temporary License Application Form commercial cannabis manufacturing in California quality control 2019 problems licensing cannabis distributors supplemental label shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2019 laws protocol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods cannabis market commercial kitchens license review process destruction of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) capsules operating procedures no infusion of alcohol exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together California Public Records Act amount of THC content testing lab THC levels consumption of alcohol or tobacco 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-licensees cannabis event organizer license licensing cannabis microbusinesses three cannabis licensing authorities Edibles– Products commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-9041 required limits Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CDTFA seller’s permit extracts definition of owner edibles packaging opaque Live Scans for each owner cannabis training testing of cannabis goods period of 120 days Butane/Hexane/Propane Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shipping manifest product as a candy prohibited 2019 issues Foreign Material Testing Physical address Individual Owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements activity for a period of 120 days The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Cultivation less than 10,000 motor carrier permit disposal Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis products small product packaging CDPH-issued universal symbol sanitary and hazard-free environment Premises diagram distributors property for the commercial cannabis activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) CO2 and ethanol extractions Manufacturing (non-volatile) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 compliance M-licensees designated structure mandated warning statements payable to the state of California concentrate aggregate interest of 20% or more alcoholic beverages Local Authorization Attachment labeling Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business ingredient list The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2019 revisions online licensing system secured area transportation licensing cannabis retailers contaminant free tobacco products emergency regulations evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises access to the area(s) hang tag or a peel-back label list of artificial food colorings manufacturing health impacts of cannabis Financial information retailers informational panel 2019 new laws Financial Interest Criminal History 100 mg of THC per package financial interest holder packaging and labeling commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity meat and seafood, and other products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity carbohydrates and fat per serving stickers sugar licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s requirements re-sealable must enter certain events licensed premises Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles written procedures for inventory control workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control inventory and quality control public health and safety Local Issuing Authority Local Jurisdictions manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) government warning statement label Mechanical managing member infusion Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL recordkeeping cannabis cartoons child-resistant outer package surety bond purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands valid waiver Ethanol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Track and Trace cannabis cultivation licensing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis sales and/or consumption remove THC/CBD transport cannabis goods to retailer MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis plants supply chain potentially-hazardous foods Bond in the amount of $5,000 and more.

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


Last updated on August 16, 2019



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