Information for California Cannabis Licensing and Compliance
California Cannabis Compliance

Herbivores for Cannabis Consulting, Licensing, and Compliance - Business License Updates & Information


Since 2006*

Home | About | News | Cannabis Business License Compliance | Resources | Contact

Contact Cannabis Business Licensing Consultants in California



cannabis business licensing consulting contact information


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

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


Last updated on April 22, 2019



*Note: Year domain name registered
All Rights Reserved