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

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


Last updated on March 23, 2019



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