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

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


Last updated on January 18, 2019



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