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

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


Last updated on September 14, 2019



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