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

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


Last updated on May 25, 2024



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