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

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


Last updated on January 13, 2019



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