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

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


Last updated on April 22, 2019



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