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

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


Last updated on November 12, 2019



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