Cannabis Licensing in California
This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding storage of cannabis goods re-sealable exit packaging no infusion of alcohol 2023 regulations no added caffeine the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) product formulation local jurisdiction’s requirements transport cannabis goods to retailer disposal payable to the state of California online licensing system transportation and security destruction of cannabis goods at least 99% purity amount of THC content MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH valid waiver 2023 important information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) security manufacturers who package for other producers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school cannabis market financial interest holder structure and formation documents 2023 compliance Proposition 65 designated structure M-license Completed Temporary License Application Form period of 120 days supply chain product guidelines carbohydrates and fat per serving Licensees laboratory quality assurance unique ID/batch number licensing cannabis retailers Local Authorization Attachment periods of 90 days extensions evidence of rehabilitation regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board aggregate interest of 20% or more managing member commercial cannabis manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing tinctures 2023 proposed changes Ethanol Business Information Distributor Transport Only inventory and quality control Percentage of ownership good manufacturing practices conditional license packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls emergency regulations testing laboratories Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The California Department of Public Health's infusion licensing cannabis distributors medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together MCSB licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 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label operating premises must enter certain events Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensed premises California Public Records Act transportation of cannabis goods Owner 2023 revisions 2023 fines Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 licensed physical location (premises) nonlaboratory quality control child-resistant outer package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch operating procedures finished product regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis compliance with regulations scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises diagram of the business’s layout allergen information onsite consumption of cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 edible products final form temporary license Arranging for laboratory testing 100 mg of THC per package distributors Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) three cannabis licensing authorities 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Premises Information 2023 recent news 2023 issues commercial kitchens labeling written procedures for inventory control shared-use manufacturing facilities Mechanical Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles regulatory framework Transition Period onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS government warning statement label licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division convicted of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction authorization exception for testing laboratories licensed cannabis manufacturers amount of sodium tamper-evident A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Personnel Requirements Identifying information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Proposed Section 40133 120 days sanitary workplaces small product packaging 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In addition, Sanitize Quality control personnel Limited-access area Type N – for infusions Quality Cannabis product Universal symbol Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) Harvest Batch Specialty Cottage Outdoor Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Flowering Mixed-light Tier 2 Track and trace system THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package CBD from industrial hemp Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Licensee Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 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 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Adequate UID Quarantine Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Monitor Validation Commercial cannabis activity Type P – for packaging and labeling only Small Outdoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Primary panel Informational panel Specialty Indoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Mature plant Unique identifier Nursery Lot Holding Edible cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Pre-roll Cultivation Quality control operation Topical cannabis product Processing aid Pathogen adulteration Actual yield Department Adult-use Market Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Proposition 65 warning statement infused pre-rolls Process Nonmanufactured cannabis product Mixed-light cultivation Premises Type 11 (Distributor) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Indoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Adulterated infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Batch Pest Personnel Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Processing Labeling Finished product Serving Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Indoor Track-and-trace systems Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Immature plant Extraction Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Canopy Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Product Identity Microorganisms Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Contact surface Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock MCSB 90-day extension periods THC Distribution Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nonvolatile solvent Component Qualified individual Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 M-license Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Outdoor cultivation Request for Live Scan Preventive controls Ingredient Manufacturer licensee gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Watts per square foot cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints DPH-17-010E list of cannabis manufacturers Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Cultivation site package flower or pre-rolls Theoretical yield In-process material Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Indoor cultivation Package Processor Bureau Allergen cross-contact Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Net weight CBD Allergen Infusion Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Wet weight Medium Outdoor Volatile solvent Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) cannabis concentrates Hazard Manufacture Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Environmental pathogen Applicant Mixed-light Tier 1 Dried flower track and trace system Verification Kief and more.
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Last updated on December 3, 2023
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