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

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


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