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

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


Last updated on September 16, 2019



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