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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 2020 resolutions Transport vehicles alarm system minimum standards for extraction processes list of artificial food colorings at least 20% ownership interest disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Distributor Transport Only Individual Owner Retailer (Type 10) Temporary License Application CDPH-issued universal symbol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis license review process Moisture Content Testing regulatory framework procedures for inventory control 120 days some nutritional facts Heavy Metals Testing amount of sodium must enter certain events packaging and labeling periods of 90 days extensions commercial cannabis manufacturing 2020 important information A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 updates Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) member manager licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises definition of owner ownership premises is not within a Government three state cannabis-licensing authorities small product packaging meat and seafood, and other products A-license and an M-license conditional license government warning statement label exception for testing laboratories packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls M-licensees cannabis plants Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with local jurisdiction extraction medicinal and adult-use markets allergen information Physical address secondary packaging M-license infusion Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) product guidelines cannabis event organizer license entry into the legal, regulated market Temporary License Application Information temporary license manufacturing practices loan provided to a commercial cannabis business transport cannabis goods to retailer primary panel requirements child-resistant outer package waste management laws Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing California Department of Public Health commercial cannabis products stickers disclosure of all criminal convictions evidence of rehabilitation edible products structure and formation documents cannabis training local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturing cannabis products licensed premises Labor peace agreement separate applications payable to the state of California laboratory quality assurance LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Mechanical The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis cultivators Form # CDPH-9041 tamper-evident packaging and labeling requirements CO2 and ethanol extractions persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) packaging three cannabis licensing authorities at least 99% purity Bond and Insurance Information conducting quality assurance review potentially-hazardous foods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) convicted of a substantially related crime A-licensees topicals compliance with regulations final form testing methods local jurisdiction authorization limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Distributor transport ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation required limits evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch product as a candy prohibited sugar volatile solvent MCSB’s temporary license application commercial cannabis manufacturing in California limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control access to the area(s) Track and Trace California Public Records Act supplemental label shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Industrial Hemp Advisory Board secured area security and cannabis waste disposal no added caffeine Premises Diagram microbusinesses Edibles– Products MCSB manufacture cannabis products loop system Retailer (nonstorefront) Local Authorization Licensees labeling capsules 2020 regulations hang tag or a peel-back label 2020 compliance Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing vape cartridges medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Transition Period requiring refrigeration track and trace system Temporary event up to 4 days pre-made or purchased chain of custody Business Information Licensee Lookup Tool The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Personnel Requirements retailers 600-foot radius of a school licensing cannabis retailers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Terpenoids Testing Criminal History unique ID/batch number storage of cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ingredient list Bond in the amount of $5,000 exit packaging 2020 issues licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories no infusion of alcohol aggregate interest of 20% or more Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Seller’s permit number carbohydrates and fat per serving public Licensee Lookup Tool transportation of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods cannabis industries annual license application nonlaboratory quality control operating premises emergency regulations premises diagram Microbusiness operating procedures Fingerprints Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 new laws tinctures adult-use commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing manufacturing destruction of cannabis goods supply chain period of 120 days manufacturing activities Licensee Information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing CDPH-9041 Foreign Material Testing product formulation Local Jurisdictions sampling standards THC levels Application Checklist cannabis waste 2020 problems alcoholic beverages medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Owner cannabis cultivation licensing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposed Section 40133 local jurisdiction activity for a period of 120 days Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates online licensing system 2020 fines 2020 laws Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Completed Temporary License Application Form regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California concentrate managing member protocol manufacturers who package for other producers amount of THC content finished product cannabis sales and/or consumption Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 medicinal commercial cannabis activity CDTFA seller’s permit shared-use manufacturing facilities recordkeeping inhalable cannabis commercial kitchens Extractions using CO2 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer testing laboratories The California Department of Public Health's informational panel edibles packaging opaque inventory and quality control child-resistant packaging persons 21 years of age or older CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Ethanol inventory licensed cannabis manufacturers mandated warning statements manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Butane/Hexane/Propane A-license cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations security Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing scheme remove THC/CBD commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures 100 mg of THC per package Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) sanitary workplaces dried flower Type S share facility space 2020 revisions ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2020 proposed changes licensed cannabis distributors designated structure Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 contaminants sanitary and hazard-free environment surety bond Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cultivation opaque exit package secondary package Financial Interest Category II Residual Pesticides Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH waste disposal licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Business Organizational Identifying information motor carrier permit financial interest holder property for the commercial cannabis activity quality control Premises Information Local Issuing Authority diagram of the business’s layout transportation and security supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing cannabis distributors delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Percentage of ownership onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis adult-use products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) written procedures for inventory control 2020 recent news consumption of alcohol or tobacco no infusion of nicotine Mycotoxins Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market health claims shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Manufacturing (non-volatile) Vehicle Requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) health impacts of cannabis Cannabinoids Testing Financial information 600 foot radius of a school contaminant free immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery onsite consumption of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manned motor vehicle Proposition 65 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) extracts highly-concentrated oils or waxes identity of the product transporting cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis cartoons testing lab shipping manifest Arranging for laboratory testing transportation Local Authorization Attachment an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis market basic nutritional information state cannabis licensing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package re-sealable labels not be attractive tobacco products paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult-use or both markets scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Temporary Cannabis Event manufacturer's name Live Scans for each owner public health and safety investment into a commercial cannabis business distributors valid waiver and more.

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


Last updated on January 23, 2020



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