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

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


Last updated on May 17, 2019



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