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

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


Last updated on February 18, 2019



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