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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 CDPH-issued universal symbol Premises Information child-resistant packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale an officer or director of a cannabis business Labor peace agreement evidence of rehabilitation Mechanical Category II Residual Pesticides Testing member manager transport cannabis goods to retailer Local Authorization premises diagram packaging recordkeeping distributors at least 99% purity some nutritional facts 2024 updates hydrocarbon-based solvents A-license and an M-license no added caffeine entry into the legal, regulated market Licensee Information public health and safety Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) local jurisdiction operating premises packaging and labeling requirements definition of owner workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 tamper-evident BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) child-resistant outer package Personnel Requirements onsite consumption of cannabis goods waste disposal local jurisdiction authorization license review process Application Checklist 2024 compliance edible products Premises diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis industries Carbon Dioxide (CO2) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package tobacco products MCSB’s temporary license application Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing capsules manufacturers who package for other producers shipping manifest stickers Transition Period regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis investment into a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label California Public Records Act Premises Diagram Category I Residual Pesticides Testing 100 mg of THC per package opaque exit package topicals A-licensees Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2024 laws activity for a period of 120 days sugar Business Information transportation microbusinesses sanitary and hazard-free environment Local Authorization Attachment disposal licensing scheme nonlaboratory quality control licensed cannabis cultivators finished product remove THC/CBD ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation written procedures for inventory control quality control edibles packaging opaque Identifying information dried flower licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Licensees Cannabinoids Testing emergency regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial kitchens supply chain Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) transporting cannabis goods Physical address purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands shared-use manufacturing facilities Temporary License Application medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Distributor transport Form # CDPH-9041 local jurisdiction’s requirements licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch identity of the product THC levels persons 21 years of age or older extracts regulatory framework minimum standards for extraction processes Terpenoids Testing Extractions using CO2 Temporary Cannabis Event inventory managing member operating procedures no infusion of alcohol Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturer's name good manufacturing practices destruction of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers structure and formation documents compliance with local jurisdiction ingredient list CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing inhalable cannabis track and trace system cannabis market meat and seafood, and other products equity interest in a commercial cannabis business manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) requiring refrigeration period of 120 days Operating Procedures allergen information security and cannabis waste disposal 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market waste management laws aggregate interest of 20% or more sampling standards Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Temporary event up to 4 days 120 days 2024 resolutions The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2024 revisions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Seller’s permit number Heavy Metals Testing Owner Manufacturing (non-volatile) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch disclosure of all criminal convictions regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensed physical location (premises) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 pre-made or purchased infusion Track and Trace primary panel requirements adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational M-license manned motor vehicle Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) disposal and destruction methods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) contaminants persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Moisture Content Testing cannabis cultivation licensing Proposed Section 40133 government warning statement label certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis distributors Cultivation less than 10,000 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery temporary license Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) consumption of alcohol or tobacco Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis waste M-licensees manufacturing activities alcoholic beverages 2024 issues health claims supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing cannabis microbusinesses required limits CO2 and ethanol extractions property for the commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2024 proposed changes amount of sodium Proposition 65 The California Department of Public Health's comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) product formulation Fingerprints access to the area(s) laboratory quality assurance CDPH-9041 600-foot radius of a school Financial Interest 2024 regulations carbohydrates and fat per serving product guidelines testing methods periods of 90 days extensions testing of cannabis goods Arranging for laboratory testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises highly-concentrated oils or waxes Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products storage of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing concentrate MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Criminal History diagram of the business’s layout manufacturing practices cannabis adult-use products exception for testing laboratories 2024 problems Individual Owner 2024 fines product as a candy prohibited commercial cannabis manufacturers Bond in the amount of $5,000 Edibles– Products chain of custody cannabis plants ownership premises is not within a Government annual license application tinctures Type S share facility space surety bond Live Scans for each owner medicinal and adult-use or both markets basic nutritional information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Food-grade Butter/Oil the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2024 new laws shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Ethanol ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS paper inserted into the packaging Temporary License Application Information informational panel Distributor Transport Only security contaminant free Local Jurisdictions 2024 important information public Licensee Lookup Tool compliance with regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing activity three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis event organizer license three state cannabis-licensing authorities financial interest holder Cannabis Manufacturing convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis sales and/or consumption conducting quality assurance review amount of THC content vape cartridges 2024 recent news manufacture cannabis products manufacturing secondary package loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control separate applications extraction LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS secured area licensed cannabis distributors procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin A-license protocol Foreign Material Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice supplemental label sanitary workplaces valid waiver commercial cannabis products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations packaging and labeling motor carrier permit licensed cannabis manufacturers shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing sales of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit conditional license 600 foot radius of a school designated structure California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Percentage of ownership labels not be attractive loop system licensed premises unique ID/batch number limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package California Department of Public Health Financial information final form Local Issuing Authority manufacturing cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane must enter certain events Mycotoxins Testing at least 20% ownership interest MCSB list of artificial food colorings Vehicle Requirements testing laboratories cannabis cartoons A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine payable to the state of California cultivation medicinal commercial cannabis activity volatile solvent transportation and security exit packaging secondary packaging licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) potentially-hazardous foods Microbusiness Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) inventory and quality control Bond and Insurance Information online licensing system re-sealable medicinal and adult-use markets Completed Temporary License Application Form small product packaging state cannabis licensing Transport vehicles alarm system retailers labeling health impacts of cannabis Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division mandated warning statements Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates testing lab CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis training and more.

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


Last updated on July 16, 2024



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