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

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


Last updated on March 23, 2019



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