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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 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inhalable cannabis cultivation cannabis waste chain of custody Retailer (Type 10) quality control Licensees concentrate Temporary License Application evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises local jurisdiction some nutritional facts packaging no added caffeine highly-concentrated oils or waxes THC levels manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensing cannabis retailers definition of owner surety bond California Public Records Act Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Food-grade Butter/Oil labels not be attractive Premises Information Cannabis Manufacturing 2018 regulations Business Organizational regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis California Department of Public Health onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods temporary license manufacturing destruction of cannabis goods cannabis industries product formulation comply with all packaging and labeling requirements loop system track and trace system Distributor transport vape cartridges microbusinesses infusion Licensee Lookup Tool licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations public Licensee Lookup Tool separate applications manufacturing activities CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal and adult-use markets testing of cannabis goods amount of sodium Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing list of artificial food colorings capsules child-resistant outer package Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Physical address health impacts of cannabis immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities evidence of rehabilitation Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis plants Edibles– Products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS exception for testing laboratories period of 120 days Percentage of ownership shipping manifest packaging and labeling requirements sales of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business allergen information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act extraction protocol Temporary event up to 4 days operating premises entry into the legal, regulated market Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Premises Diagram Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods distributors commercial cannabis manufacturing security and cannabis waste disposal Proposed Section 40133 The California Department of Public Health's Ethanol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Extractions using CO2 transporting cannabis goods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH tobacco products requiring refrigeration edibles packaging opaque transportation Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2018 proposed changes informational panel supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products MCSB delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label tamper-evident labeling Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis event organizer license Financial information no infusion of alcohol sanitary workplaces child-resistant packaging government warning statement label limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation sanitary and hazard-free environment licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises transport cannabis goods to retailer compliance with local jurisdiction waste management laws 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license nonlaboratory quality control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL topicals conducting quality assurance review Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) mandated warning statements investment into a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Category I Residual Pesticides Testing meat and seafood, and other products cannabis adult-use products inventory and quality control Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturers three cannabis licensing authorities Business Information secondary packaging Butane/Hexane/Propane Identifying information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) alcoholic beverages licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories property for the commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch disposal and destruction methods Completed Temporary License Application Form persons 21 years of age or older manufacturer's name transportation and security Fingerprints opaque exit package carbohydrates and fat per serving Microbusiness regulatory framework cannabis cartoons Personnel Requirements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands tinctures regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California convicted of a substantially related crime remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing valid waiver A-licensees Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 600 foot radius of a school Carbon Dioxide (CO2) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls licensing scheme testing lab CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing premises diagram Terpenoids Testing licensing cannabis microbusinesses contaminants sugar Proposition 65 2018 new laws Arranging for laboratory testing small product packaging unique ID/batch number Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensed cannabis cultivators edible products Transport vehicles alarm system Local Authorization California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Mechanical local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption operating procedures certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacture cannabis products supplemental label scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises identity of the product Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control storage of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance Licensee Information required limits Financial Interest periods of 90 days extensions security health claims loan provided to a commercial cannabis business A-license and an M-license managing member potentially-hazardous foods Local Jurisdictions 2018 updates Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) M-licensees highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Individual Owner good manufacturing practices Owner cannabis cultivation licensing primary panel requirements paper inserted into the packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale extracts access to the area(s) Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis activity onsite consumption of cannabis goods compliance with regulations structure and formation documents hydrocarbon-based solvents re-sealable 2018 important information license review process cannabis market manufacturing cannabis products secondary package payable to the state of California inventory motor carrier permit equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2018 recent news Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2018 problems must enter certain events written procedures for inventory control Transition Period CO2 and ethanol extractions Temporary License Application Information financial interest holder disposal Track and Trace procedures for inventory control product as a candy prohibited Distributor Transport Only Operating Procedures an officer or director of a cannabis business Mycotoxins Testing M-license commercial cannabis products no infusion of nicotine A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity annual license application Type S share facility space limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2018 compliance conditional license Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Heavy Metals Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities 2018 issues member manager Labor peace agreement medicinal commercial cannabis activity ingredient list Bond and Insurance Information minimum standards for extraction processes Foreign Material Testing Cannabinoids Testing public health and safety retailers workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control stickers Vehicle Requirements Local Issuing Authority the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) basic nutritional information shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit ownership premises is not within a Government volatile solvent Cultivation less than 10,000 final form Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-9041 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 120 days emergency regulations designated structure manufacturers who package for other producers aggregate interest of 20% or more Application Checklist licensing cannabis distributors amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2018 revisions online licensing system Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Local Authorization Attachment Temporary Cannabis Event dried flower packaging and labeling transportation of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) testing methods 2018 laws at least 20% ownership interest Live Scans for each owner Criminal History licensed cannabis distributors diagram of the business’s layout at least 99% purity exit packaging medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminant free medicinal and adult-use or both markets finished product CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction authorization recordkeeping MCSB’s temporary license application Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CDTFA seller’s permit 100 mg of THC per package licensed premises testing laboratories disclosure of all criminal convictions adult-use commercial cannabis activity 600-foot radius of a school 2018 resolutions sampling standards Moisture Content Testing Seller’s permit number Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manned motor vehicle state cannabis licensing activity for a period of 120 days supply chain product guidelines pre-made or purchased Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products secured area cannabis training commercial kitchens consumption of alcohol or tobacco amount of THC content 2018 fines and more.

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


Last updated on May 21, 2018



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