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

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


Last updated on July 18, 2019



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