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

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


Last updated on October 17, 2019



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