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

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


Last updated on October 17, 2019



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