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

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


Last updated on January 18, 2019



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