California Cannabis Compliance
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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California



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 distributors disposal and destruction methods license review process evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises meat and seafood, and other products Local Jurisdictions ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together track and trace system Application Checklist alcoholic beverages structure and formation documents California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package ownership premises is not within a Government commercial cannabis manufacturing Transition Period certified by a California-licensed engineer Arranging for laboratory testing Edibles– Products Premises Diagram recordkeeping Local Issuing Authority contaminant free Personnel Requirements licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers California Public Records Act good manufacturing practices extraction testing methods definition of owner evidence of rehabilitation conditional license manufacturing sanitary and hazard-free environment THC levels Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) local jurisdiction authorization CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Temporary License Application Information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2020 fines 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market destruction of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets Local Authorization Attachment Distributor transport Temporary Cannabis Event Business Information paper inserted into the packaging licensed cannabis distributors commercial cannabis manufacturers shared-use manufacturing facilities inhalable cannabis health claims waste disposal Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 potentially-hazardous foods secondary package licensing cannabis distributors Distributor Transport Only microbusinesses loop system Industrial Hemp Advisory Board retailers Financial Interest cannabis training Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing hang tag or a peel-back label three state cannabis-licensing authorities annual license application Temporary License Application carbohydrates and fat per serving designated structure identity of the product medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2020 laws Premises Information Local Authorization Individual Owner regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis final form operating premises online licensing system tamper-evident minimum standards for extraction processes Type S share facility space highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer transporting cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Foreign Material Testing Business Organizational regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis cartoons sugar opaque exit package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Cannabis Manufacturing Terpenoids Testing transportation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) consumption of alcohol or tobacco Criminal History Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL valid waiver supply chain 2020 revisions cannabis sales and/or consumption Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises child-resistant packaging 2020 important information Licensees The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) inventory nonlaboratory quality control contaminants Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 compliance edible products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California compliance with local jurisdiction Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity hydrocarbon-based solvents protocol cannabis plants 2020 updates Cannabinoids Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use markets Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch must enter certain events CDPH-9041 remove THC/CBD some nutritional facts Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensing cannabis retailers at least 20% ownership interest three cannabis licensing authorities investment into a commercial cannabis business M-licensees 2020 recent news comply with all packaging and labeling requirements commercial cannabis activity access to the area(s) Extractions using CO2 periods of 90 days extensions cannabis industries chain of custody A-licensees diagram of the business’s layout Live Scans for each owner 600 foot radius of a school 100 mg of THC per package secured area disposal shipping manifest primary panel requirements manufacturing practices The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) sales of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information infusion mandated warning statements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH dried flower 600-foot radius of a school commercial kitchens labeling packaging licensed premises exception for testing laboratories 2020 issues allergen information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations public health and safety Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) MCSB CDPH-issued universal symbol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed physical location (premises) Manufacturing (non-volatile) security and cannabis waste disposal pre-made or purchased Bond in the amount of $5,000 secondary packaging temporary license Track and Trace activity for a period of 120 days CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL product as a candy prohibited LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS labels not be attractive packaging and labeling Heavy Metals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Retailer (Type 10) required limits cannabis cultivation licensing convicted of a substantially related crime manufacturer's name packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis event organizer license Microbusiness manned motor vehicle MCSB’s temporary license application Carbon Dioxide (CO2) period of 120 days 2020 proposed changes persons 21 years of age or older packaging and labeling requirements product formulation Financial information onsite consumption of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) managing member Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Proposition 65 amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package testing laboratories Owner licensing cannabis microbusinesses premises diagram Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control quality control topicals 2020 regulations testing lab cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) manufacturing activities Seller’s permit number security vape cartridges Completed Temporary License Application Form child-resistant outer package edibles packaging opaque Transport vehicles alarm system Mycotoxins Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 120 days immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery CDTFA seller’s permit Percentage of ownership product guidelines Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Fingerprints transportation and security Cultivation less than 10,000 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) waste management laws unique ID/batch number testing of cannabis goods 2020 new laws cannabis market cannabis waste basic nutritional information tobacco products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act exit packaging manufacture cannabis products 2020 problems manufacturing cannabis products A-license and an M-license public Licensee Lookup Tool stickers operating procedures Proposed Section 40133 emergency regulations Temporary event up to 4 days 2020 resolutions list of artificial food colorings capsules Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Retailer (nonstorefront) concentrate surety bond workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control entry into the legal, regulated market written procedures for inventory control no infusion of nicotine Identifying information cultivation licensing scheme delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods M-license limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Licensee Lookup Tool aggregate interest of 20% or more A-license storage of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis cultivators loan provided to a commercial cannabis business local jurisdiction’s requirements Moisture Content Testing procedures for inventory control Category II Residual Pesticides Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Premises diagram no added caffeine licensed cannabis manufacturers disclosure of all criminal convictions shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company transportation of cannabis goods property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis adult-use products laboratory quality assurance state cannabis licensing no infusion of alcohol separate applications inventory and quality control small product packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale extracts sampling standards ingredient list sanitary workplaces tinctures medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing California Department of Public Health government warning statement label Labor peace agreement health impacts of cannabis highly-concentrated oils or waxes requiring refrigeration volatile solvent motor carrier permit Licensee Information commercial cannabis products Mechanical finished product purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Form # CDPH-9041 re-sealable supplemental label amount of sodium member manager Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing informational panel compliance with regulations Ethanol Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at least 99% purity Butane/Hexane/Propane Vehicle Requirements regulatory framework Physical address financial interest holder Operating Procedures onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review Category I Residual Pesticides Testing an officer or director of a cannabis business payable to the state of California amount of THC content and more.

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


Last updated on April 5, 2020



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