California Cannabis Compliance
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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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cannabis training Completed Temporary License Application Form secondary packaging distributors MCSB’s temporary license application Track and Trace online licensing system Criminal History member manager Bond and Insurance Information structure and formation documents topicals sales of cannabis goods cannabis sales and/or consumption Local Jurisdictions Bond in the amount of $5,000 amount of THC content identity of the product amount of sodium licensing cannabis microbusinesses equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 allergen information inventory and quality control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations activity for a period of 120 days transportation and security comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 100 mg of THC per package Mycotoxins Testing quality control Application Checklist annual license application 2019 recent news compliance with regulations 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system Form # CDPH-9041 regulatory framework ingredient list 2019 revisions Proposed Section 40133 basic nutritional information cannabis cartoons no infusion of nicotine cannabis waste 2019 issues Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division re-sealable mandated warning statements small product packaging Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) secondary package manufacturing cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturers Transport vehicles alarm system three state cannabis-licensing authorities Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial cannabis products remove THC/CBD Percentage of ownership licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories financial interest holder purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Physical address California Department of Public Health local jurisdiction authorization A-license and an M-license local jurisdiction’s requirements Proposition 65 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control edible products THC levels aggregate interest of 20% or more final form Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL destruction of cannabis goods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2019 problems managing member manufacture cannabis products tobacco products licensed cannabis cultivators convicted of a substantially related crime designated structure packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2019 fines commercial kitchens Temporary event up to 4 days licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis cultivation licensing extracts laboratory quality assurance manufacturing activities Identifying information manufacturing practices onsite consumption of cannabis goods dried flower ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-licensees delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Category II Residual 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In addition, Specialty Indoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Kief Preventive controls 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 cannabis activity Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Nursery Process Primary panel Nonvolatile solvent Infusion Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) package flower or pre-rolls infused butters and oils as concentrates cannabis concentrates adulteration Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Outdoor cultivation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Edible cannabis product DPH-17-010E Manufacture Allergen cross-contact Licensee Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Small Outdoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type N – for infusions Sanitize Type P – for packaging and labeling only Raw material alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Mixed-light cultivation Batch Premises Informational panel Allergen Adequate THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Monitor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Limited-access area Net weight Ingredient Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Pest Track and trace system Nonmanufactured cannabis product gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Environmental pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Bureau Component Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Cultivation site Pathogen Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license Personnel Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Manufacturer licensee Verification Cultivation Mature plant Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Dried flower Small Indoor Topical cannabis product Theoretical yield Department cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Harvest Batch list of cannabis manufacturers MCSB 90-day extension periods Lot Type 10 (Retailer) Medium Outdoor Serving UID Wet weight Quality control personnel Quality control operation Pre-roll Processing aid CBD Watts per square foot track and trace system Quarantine Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Labeling Package Specialty Outdoor Adult-use Market Volatile solvent Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Extraction Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Canopy THC Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Actual yield Indoor cultivation Microorganisms Request for Live Scan CBD from industrial hemp Universal symbol Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) In-process material Mixed-light Tier 1 Qualified individual infused pre-rolls Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Validation Cannabis product Track-and-trace systems Unique identifier Medium Indoor Processing Mixed-light Tier 2 Contact surface Distribution products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Product Identity Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adulterated Processor Hazard Flowering Applicant Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Holding Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Finished product Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Immature plant Type 12 (Microbusiness) and more.

Last updated on September 12, 2019

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