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

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


Last updated on October 11, 2019



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