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

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


Last updated on September 15, 2019



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