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

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


Last updated on October 20, 2019



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