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

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


Last updated on July 9, 2020



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