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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


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resolutions 2019 recent news Local Issuing Authority Labor peace agreement California Department of Public Health (CDPH) security and cannabis waste disposal packaging evidence of rehabilitation cannabis training separate applications packaging and labeling requirements inventory and quality control Manufacturing (non-volatile) Moisture Content Testing licensing cannabis microbusinesses labeling at least 20% ownership interest medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Information aggregate interest of 20% or more Industrial Hemp Advisory Board secured area adult-use commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements Edibles– Products Food-grade Butter/Oil microbusinesses remove THC/CBD Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products managing member Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary Cannabis Event immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction authorization Cultivation less than 10,000 tobacco products required limits limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving transporting cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 600-foot radius of a school regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis no infusion of nicotine MCSB Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division disposal Retailer (Type 10) Distributor transport 2019 compliance access to the area(s) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2019 fines Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing re-sealable M-licensees cannabis adult-use products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces Cannabinoids Testing 2019 problems CO2 and ethanol extractions medicinal commercial cannabis activity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) definition of owner Form # CDPH-9041 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises finished product Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) transport cannabis goods to retailer emergency regulations Licensee Lookup Tool secondary packaging 2019 laws investment into a commercial cannabis business CDPH-9041 Ethanol Business Organizational Butane/Hexane/Propane testing laboratories transportation of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products child-resistant packaging sampling standards public health and safety 2019 important information identity of the product premises diagram persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business opaque exit package 2019 new laws health claims Temporary event up to 4 days paper inserted into the packaging commercial kitchens amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises MCSB’s temporary license application disposal and destruction 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authorities labels not be attractive written procedures for inventory control motor carrier permit Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Type S share facility space delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Physical address licensing cannabis retailers an officer or director of a cannabis business sales of cannabis goods manufacturing M-license transportation Mycotoxins Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's A-license and an M-license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Premises diagram CDTFA seller’s permit testing of cannabis goods stickers 120 days supply chain the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) designated structure product formulation volatile solvent ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sugar Bond and Insurance Information inventory exception for testing laboratories 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In addition, Package Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Component Quality control personnel Personnel Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Dried flower Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Quarantine list of cannabis manufacturers Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Bureau Flowering Specialty Cottage Outdoor Topical cannabis product Raw material Adequate Specialty Indoor Allergen Mixed-light cultivation Theoretical yield Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) 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) Department Quality cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints products similar to traditional food products prohibited Sanitize Cannabis product Manufacturer licensee Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Hazard Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Process Adult-use Market Wet weight infused butters and oils as concentrates Limited-access area Medium Indoor Watts per square foot track and trace system Unique identifier Ingredient Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Infusion Product Identity THC Environmental pathogen M-license Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Medium Outdoor infused pre-rolls Premises Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Pest gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA package flower or pre-rolls Labeling Kief Holding Mature plant adulteration Proposition 65 warning statement Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Edible cannabis product Cultivation site Informational panel Harvest Batch Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) DPH-17-010E Finished product Extraction Verification Type 11 (Distributor) Lot CBD from industrial hemp Small Outdoor Batch Small Indoor Serving Nursery Nonvolatile solvent Cultivation Qualified individual Actual yield Licensee Request for Live Scan Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Processor Type N – for infusions Type 10 (Retailer) Commercial cannabis activity Canopy Pre-roll THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Preventive controls Processing Net weight Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Monitor CBD Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Applicant Primary panel Outdoor cultivation Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Allergen cross-contact Manufacture Universal symbol In-process material Mixed-light Tier 1 Indoor cultivation Track and trace system Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Validation UID Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Distribution Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control operation Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Adulterated Contact surface Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) cannabis concentrates Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Immature plant MCSB 90-day extension periods Volatile solvent Microorganisms Pathogen Processing aid Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Track-and-trace systems and more.


Last updated on March 22, 2019



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