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

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


Last updated on August 18, 2019



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