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

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


Last updated on August 14, 2019



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