Resources for California Cannabis Consulting & Compliance
California Cannabis Compliance

Topics for Cannabis Consulting for Licensing Compliance - Business License Updates & Information


Since 2015*

Home | About | News | Cannabis Business License Compliance | Resources | Contact

About Commercial Cannabis Activities and Licenses in California



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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2018



*Note: Year domain name registered
All Rights Reserved