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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 Terpenoids Testing basic nutritional information protocol Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Edibles– Products motor carrier permit Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Local Issuing Authority Individual Owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbusiness packaging and labeling requirements evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises tamper-evident Premises Information compliance with local jurisdiction Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license license review process 2020 compliance shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit child-resistant packaging 600 foot radius of a school the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Local Authorization Attachment Completed Temporary License Application Form Personnel Requirements Moisture Content Testing A-license and an M-license persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Foreign Material Testing opaque exit package inhalable cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators list of artificial food colorings amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Vehicle Requirements medicinal and adult-use or both markets Proposition 65 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) tobacco products secondary package labeling Live Scans for each owner 2020 issues secured area California Public Records Act 2020 revisions manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis microbusinesses onsite consumption of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis industries comply with all packaging and labeling requirements regulatory framework CDPH-issued universal symbol Track and Trace A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices disclosure of all criminal convictions commercial cannabis products 2020 fines edible products chain of custody pre-made or purchased track and trace system testing of cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products online licensing system Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Business Information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Premises diagram state cannabis licensing quality control infusion definition of owner Extractions using CO2 Water/Food-grade Dry Ice shared-use manufacturing facilities Heavy Metals Testing Licensee Lookup Tool recordkeeping Form # CDPH-9041 surety bond Operating Procedures Temporary License Application Distributor transport Transition Period manufacturing activities Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis plants Manufacturing (non-volatile) disposal designated structure mandated warning statements labels not be attractive commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabinoids Testing The California Department of Public Health's emergency regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities product formulation Temporary Cannabis Event property for the commercial cannabis activity consumption of alcohol or tobacco primary panel requirements packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products amount of sodium product as a candy prohibited no added caffeine Food-grade Butter/Oil required limits financial interest holder Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing cannabis products regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis requiring refrigeration regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market California Department of Public Health Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) A-licensees Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) loop system licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories remove THC/CBD meat and seafood, and other products shipping manifest Fingerprints manufacturer's name licensed premises tinctures persons 21 years of age or older Proposed Section 40133 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving member manager Business Organizational The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MCSB concentrate loan provided to a commercial cannabis business finished product extraction period of 120 days Owner no infusion of nicotine separate applications re-sealable paper inserted into the packaging manufacturers who package for other producers manned motor vehicle inventory and quality control local jurisdiction authorization licensed physical location (premises) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Cultivation less than 10,000 small product packaging waste disposal laboratory quality assurance Financial information testing lab Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Seller’s permit number Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package structure and formation documents valid waiver workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 important information A-license local jurisdiction’s requirements disposal and destruction methods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods dried flower annual license application THC levels entry into the legal, regulated market procedures for inventory control child-resistant outer package testing laboratories CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing temporary license minimum standards for extraction processes alcoholic beverages exit packaging manufacture cannabis products microbusinesses public Licensee Lookup Tool cultivation 600-foot radius of a school Criminal History Bond in the amount of $5,000 sugar Local Jurisdictions Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transport cannabis goods to retailer LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial cannabis manufacturing M-license Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensed cannabis distributors Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing cannabis retailers inventory allergen information manufacturing practices 2020 regulations conditional license Cannabis Manufacturing 2020 problems medicinal commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 new laws Retailer (Type 10) hang tag or a peel-back label Premises Diagram some nutritional facts testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturers ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Arranging for laboratory testing payable to the state of California access to the area(s) Identifying information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers must enter certain events operating premises vape cartridges transportation and security three cannabis licensing authorities transporting cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products health impacts of cannabis Mechanical immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction hydrocarbon-based solvents Labor peace agreement supplemental label identity of the product waste management laws topicals potentially-hazardous foods Transport vehicles alarm system 2020 proposed changes 2020 laws investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis sales and/or consumption storage of cannabis goods distributors managing member Percentage of ownership public health and safety CDPH-9041 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations evidence of rehabilitation Local Authorization volatile solvent Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch ingredient list 2020 updates CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL carbohydrates and fat per serving licensing scheme Ethanol at least 20% ownership interest Licensees medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Application Checklist informational panel certified by a California-licensed engineer edibles packaging opaque retailers Financial Interest medicinal and adult-use markets M-licensees packaging and labeling CDTFA seller’s permit cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Type S share facility space an officer or director of a cannabis business transportation premises diagram operating procedures Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing government warning statement label purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands cannabis cultivation licensing secondary packaging shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 security and cannabis waste disposal sanitary workplaces MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH destruction of cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days commercial kitchens sales of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application contaminants equity interest in a commercial cannabis business capsules 100 mg of THC per package supply chain compliance with regulations exception for testing laboratories unique ID/batch number conducting quality assurance review Distributor Transport Only onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Butane/Hexane/Propane licensed cannabis manufacturers sanitary and hazard-free environment commercial cannabis activity Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates amount of THC content cannabis market diagram of the business’s layout 2020 recent news stickers Temporary event up to 4 days Physical address product guidelines cannabis waste final form licensing cannabis distributors sampling standards cannabis cartoons 2020 resolutions nonlaboratory quality control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin contaminant free at least 99% purity written procedures for inventory control cannabis training no infusion of alcohol transportation of cannabis goods 120 days convicted of a substantially related crime extracts health claims Temporary License Application Information manufacturing highly-concentrated oils or waxes Licensee Information security packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls and more.

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


Last updated on January 25, 2020



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