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

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


Last updated on December 7, 2019



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