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

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


Last updated on November 16, 2019



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