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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 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS opaque exit package regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Arranging for laboratory testing contaminant free Mechanical 2020 fines Fingerprints Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis market primary panel requirements inhalable cannabis limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Mycotoxins Testing alcoholic beverages allergen information Local Issuing Authority Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) must enter certain events sanitary and hazard-free environment hang tag or a peel-back label sampling standards security and cannabis waste disposal remove THC/CBD testing of cannabis goods Individual Owner onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods managing member finished product California Department of Public Health Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturing public Licensee Lookup Tool licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises edible products Seller’s permit number CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Ethanol exception for testing laboratories The California Department of Public Health's commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) consumption of alcohol or tobacco tobacco products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis plants Owner licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers valid waiver protocol annual license application 600-foot radius of a school Financial Interest structure and formation documents Type S share facility space quality control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Live Scans for each owner hydrocarbon-based solvents capsules manufacturer's name shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application Information Licensee Information 2020 compliance potentially-hazardous foods security small product packaging Operating Procedures cultivation 2020 revisions California Public Records Act BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cannabinoids Testing Transition Period Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2020 regulations Form # CDPH-9041 ownership premises is not within a Government 2020 problems 2020 new laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities emergency regulations CO2 and ethanol extractions public health and safety Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis manufacturing CDPH-9041 2020 resolutions good manufacturing practices Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) motor carrier permit Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 conducting quality assurance review licensing cannabis retailers MCSB ingredient list Local Authorization local jurisdiction authorization state cannabis licensing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensed cannabis cultivators commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 99% purity extracts conditional license CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Licensees waste management laws chain of custody no infusion of alcohol evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal and adult-use markets purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Water/Food-grade Dry Ice premises diagram commercial cannabis products transport cannabis goods to retailer Premises diagram commercial kitchens manufacture cannabis products regulatory framework meat and seafood, and other products shipping manifest inventory A-licensees Temporary event up to 4 days cannabis industries stickers activity for a period of 120 days Vehicle Requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption licensed cannabis distributors designated structure MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation and security loop system A-license and an M-license labeling destruction of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing separate applications the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) topicals 2020 important information some nutritional facts retailers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation secondary package cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis manufacturing in California persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business laboratory quality assurance operating premises government warning statement label sugar child-resistant outer package packaging and labeling Criminal History packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Business Organizational Temporary License Application onsite consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets product as a candy prohibited payable to the state of California 100 mg of THC per package Premises Information dried flower testing laboratories disposal medicinal commercial cannabis activity unique ID/batch number infusion packaging and labeling requirements Local Jurisdictions minimum standards for extraction processes storage of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol product guidelines testing methods cannabis event organizer license labels not be attractive definition of owner Proposed Section 40133 limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Extractions using CO2 supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products amount of THC content product formulation medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing scheme property for the commercial cannabis activity Premises Diagram Microbusiness Personnel Requirements The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing lab Bond and Insurance Information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Physical address evidence of rehabilitation Track and Trace adult-use commercial cannabis activity procedures for inventory control Cultivation less than 10,000 compliance with regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Labor peace agreement transportation M-license Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed premises edibles packaging opaque workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control recordkeeping secondary packaging temporary license persons 21 years of age or older aggregate interest of 20% or more Distributor transport medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing track and trace system microbusinesses volatile solvent concentrate Identifying information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) amount of sodium THC levels period of 120 days inventory and quality control manufacturing practices cannabis training Licensee Lookup Tool at least 20% ownership interest contaminants 2020 recent news secured area Temporary Cannabis Event Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations tinctures supplemental label periods of 90 days extensions Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch member manager carbohydrates and fat per serving Business Information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements paper inserted into the packaging 600 foot radius of a school licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 supply chain transportation of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) no infusion of nicotine compliance with local jurisdiction entry into the legal, regulated market identity of the product Retailer (Type 10) final form Edibles– Products Distributor Transport Only surety bond nonlaboratory quality control ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant packaging written procedures for inventory control disposal and destruction methods local jurisdiction manufacturing cannabis products manufacturers who package for other producers no added caffeine Bond in the amount of $5,000 re-sealable basic nutritional information financial interest holder licensed physical location (premises) waste disposal convicted of a substantially related crime packaging transporting cannabis goods sanitary workplaces 2020 updates Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division vape cartridges health claims Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California license review process MCSB’s temporary license application A-license Manufacturing (non-volatile) three cannabis licensing authorities an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturing activities licensing cannabis microbusinesses distributors online licensing system Local Authorization Attachment sales of cannabis goods M-licensees Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Financial information Cannabis Manufacturing manned motor vehicle disclosure of all criminal convictions CDTFA seller’s permit licensed cannabis manufacturers Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis waste mandated warning statements exit packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity certified by a California-licensed engineer 2020 laws pre-made or purchased scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Transport vehicles alarm system 120 days Retailer (nonstorefront) access to the area(s) requiring refrigeration required limits Proposition 65 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market investment into a commercial cannabis business extraction Terpenoids Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis cultivation licensing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Application Checklist licensing cannabis distributors health impacts of cannabis Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis adult-use products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2020 proposed changes operating procedures Percentage of ownership diagram of the business’s layout 2020 issues Category II Residual Pesticides Testing informational panel highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin list of artificial food colorings tamper-evident California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Heavy Metals Testing and more.

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


Last updated on January 19, 2020



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