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

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


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