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

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


Last updated on March 20, 2019



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