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

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


Last updated on April 22, 2019



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