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

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


Last updated on September 12, 2019



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