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

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


Last updated on December 5, 2019



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