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

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


Last updated on October 17, 2018



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