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

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


Last updated on November 11, 2019



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