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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 2018 regulations license review process medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Local Authorization Attachment manufacturing cannabis products packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Category I Residual Pesticides Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited 2018 recent news aggregate interest of 20% or more Manufacturing (non-volatile) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis inventory and quality control The California Department of Public Health's Water/Food-grade Dry Ice dried flower manufacturing activities Local Issuing Authority minimum standards for extraction processes amount of THC content manufacturer's name potentially-hazardous foods annual license application Industrial Hemp Advisory Board laboratory quality assurance periods of 90 days extensions hydrocarbon-based solvents hang tag or a peel-back label Operating Procedures separate applications member manager CDPH-9041 transporting cannabis goods evidence of rehabilitation highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis retailers Seller’s permit number contaminant free Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis plants Premises Information no added caffeine Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division compliance with regulations testing of cannabis goods definition of owner cannabis industries surety bond 600 foot radius of a school Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers product guidelines scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises licensed cannabis distributors retailers identity of the product required limits Owner Premises Diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Moisture Content Testing commercial cannabis products 2018 proposed changes 2018 updates CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2018 issues persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business security Mycotoxins Testing compliance with local jurisdiction packaging and labeling requirements amount of sodium unique ID/batch number temporary license cannabis waste delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods opaque exit package allergen information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Transition Period access to the area(s) Ethanol 2018 problems 2018 revisions MCSB supplemental label certified by a California-licensed engineer The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis market Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licensing scheme state cannabis licensing extracts no infusion of nicotine M-licensees chain of custody Licensee Lookup Tool paper inserted into the packaging Percentage of ownership sanitary workplaces Local Authorization Licensee Information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) cannabis sales and/or consumption waste disposal Local Jurisdictions Labor peace agreement manufacturing Personnel Requirements loan provided to a commercial cannabis business ingredient list recordkeeping local jurisdiction Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2018 laws packaging and labeling online licensing system at least 99% purity 600-foot radius of a school transportation and security Identifying information Food-grade Butter/Oil Bond and Insurance Information equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business Information CDPH-issued universal symbol vape cartridges sampling standards manufacturers who package for other producers property for the commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) operating procedures Physical address Foreign Material Testing local jurisdiction authorization Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) informational panel disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) capsules medicinal and adult-use or both markets public Licensee Lookup Tool primary panel requirements disposal distributors Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Terpenoids Testing loop system Financial Interest M-license Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) financial interest holder manufacturing practices licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories contaminants carbohydrates and fat per serving three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial kitchens sugar Distributor transport Edibles– Products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act entry into the legal, regulated market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control public health and safety 2018 new laws waste management laws highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis adult-use products alcoholic beverages shared-use manufacturing facilities onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Temporary License Application operating premises secured area activity for a period of 120 days transportation transportation of cannabis goods labeling licensed cannabis manufacturers licensing cannabis microbusinesses shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit A-license and an M-license comply with all packaging and labeling requirements finished product must enter certain events emergency regulations CDTFA seller’s permit no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction’s requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control microbusinesses premises diagram Criminal History exit packaging 120 days inhalable cannabis Carbon Dioxide (CO2) tamper-evident Mechanical designated structure cultivation Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 topicals track and trace system basic nutritional information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL child-resistant outer package cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product formulation testing methods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates persons 21 years of age or older sales of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis activity Temporary Cannabis Event motor carrier permit licensing cannabis distributors Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) concentrate secondary package The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Form # CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Vehicle Requirements Temporary event up to 4 days edible products Arranging for laboratory testing Transport vehicles alarm system Butane/Hexane/Propane protocol diagram of the business’s layout government warning statement label requiring refrigeration cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) some nutritional facts amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity exception for testing laboratories Application Checklist A-license Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Business Organizational Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing infusion Individual Owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH convicted of a substantially related crime inventory manufacture cannabis products valid waiver medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together three cannabis licensing authorities good manufacturing practices regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California regulatory framework an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers payable to the state of California disposal and destruction methods Proposition 65 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products testing lab California Public Records Act conditional license limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package THC levels immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery pre-made or purchased health claims Financial information Cannabinoids Testing Premises diagram cannabis cultivation licensing structure and formation documents licensed premises investment into a commercial cannabis business consumption of alcohol or tobacco Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manned motor vehicle child-resistant packaging shipping manifest Cultivation less than 10,000 medicinal commercial cannabis activity security and cannabis waste disposal Distributor Transport Only edibles packaging opaque sanitary and hazard-free environment Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Retailer (nonstorefront) Track and Trace the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving managing member commercial cannabis manufacturing transport cannabis goods to retailer mandated warning statements supply chain 2018 important information health impacts of cannabis Bond in the amount of $5,000 final form 2018 fines destruction of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application procedures for inventory control California Department of Public Health meat and seafood, and other products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands testing laboratories labels not be attractive at least 20% ownership interest Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 volatile solvent Type S share facility space Temporary License Application Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods extraction Microbusiness cannabis training storage of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) remove THC/CBD licensed cannabis cultivators Fingerprints quality control written procedures for inventory control Proposed Section 40133 100 mg of THC per package list of artificial food colorings ownership premises is not within a Government tinctures Live Scans for each owner tobacco products re-sealable small product packaging cannabis event organizer license stickers Completed Temporary License Application Form adult-use commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company conducting quality assurance review Cannabis Manufacturing period of 120 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensed physical location (premises) 2018 compliance LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use markets CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Heavy Metals Testing A-licensees 2018 resolutions California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensees secondary packaging Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 nonlaboratory quality control Extractions using CO2 and more.

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


Last updated on October 16, 2018



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