Cannabis Consulting
California Cannabis California Cannabis Business License Compliance Cultivation Specialty Indoor Small Medicinal M Type 1a

California Cannabis Business License Compliance Cultivation Specialty Indoor Small Medicinal M Type 1a, 2019 Career News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Cultivators


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can licensees transfer their harvested cannabis to?

Licensees can transfer their harvested cannabis to a licensed processor,, manufacturer or distributor via a licensed distributor.

What should be included in a pest management plan?

Product name and active ingredient(s) of all pesticides to be applied to cannabis during any stage of plant growth. Integrated pest management protocols, including chemical, biological and cultural methods the applicant anticipates using to control or prevent the introduction of pests on the cultivation site.

Are there Sales Invoice or Receipt Requirements?

The licensee shall prepare a sales invoice or receipt for every sale, transport, or transfer of cannabis or nonmanufactured cannabis product to another licensee. Sales invoices and receipts may be retained electronically but must be readily accessible for examination by the department, other state licensing authorities, any state or local law enforcement authority, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
For complete requirements, refer to our regulations page.

What is a Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small)?

Type 2B, or “small mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

Do plants for seed products need to be tagged with a UID?

Yes, all plants or portions thereof that are used for seed production need to be tagged with a UID.

What are the Pesticide Use Requirements?

Licensees shall comply with all pesticide laws and regulations enforced by the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
For all pesticides that comply with subsection (a) above and are exempt from registration requirements, licensees shall comply with the following pesticide application and storage protocols:
(1) Comply with all pesticide label directions;
(2) Store chemicals in a secure building or shed to prevent access by wildlife;
(3) Contain any chemical leaks and immediately clean up any spills;
(4) Apply the minimum amount of product necessary to control the target pest;
(5) Prevent offsite drift;
(6) Do not apply pesticides when pollinators are present;
(7) Do not allow drift to flowering plants attractive to pollinators;
(8) Do not spray directly to surface water or allow pesticide product to drift to surface water. Spray only when wind is blowing away from surface water bodies;
(9) Do not apply pesticides when they may reach surface water or groundwater; and
(10) Only use properly labeled pesticides

Can cultivation licensees make material physical modification of premises?

Cultivation licensees cannot make material physical modifications of the licensed premises if it materially or substantially alters the licensed premise of the use thereof from the premises diagram without prior written approval by the department.

According to the federal Controlled Substances Act, what type of drug is cannabis?

According to the federal Controlled Substances Act, Cannabis is a Schedule I drug.

What is a Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small)?

Type 1C, or “specialty cottage,” stands for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, of 2,500 square feet or less of total canopy size for mixed-light cultivation, up to 25 mature plants for outdoor cultivation, or 500 square feet or less of total canopy size for indoor cultivation, on one premises.

What is a Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium)?

Type 3B, or “mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

What are the records and reporting requirements?

Each licensee shall keep and maintain the records listed in subsection (d) for at least seven (7) years from the date the document was created.
Records shall be kept in a manner that allows the records to be provided at the licensed premises or delivered to the department, upon request.

What are the Cultivation Requirements for Processor Licenses?


(a) All aggregation of product shall adhere to track-and-trace requirements.
(b) Licensees may produce nonmanufactured cannabis products without a manufacturing license, provided compliance with packaging and labeling requirements.
(c) Cultivation of cannabis plants is prohibited at a licensed processor premises.

What does a Cultivation Plan require?

Cultivation Plans require: Detailed Premises Diagram, Pest Management Plan, and a Cannabis Waste Management Plan.

What is a Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small)?

Type 2A, or “small indoor,” stands for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

What are the Renewable Energy Requirements?

Beginning January 1, 2023, all indoor, tier 2 mixed-light license types of all sizes, and nurseries using indoor or tier 2 mixed-light techniques, shall ensure that electrical power used for commercial cannabis activity meets the average electricity greenhouse gas emissions intensity required of their local utility provider.

What are the fines for violations?

For minor violations, the fine range is $100-500.
For moderate violations, the fine range is $501-$1,000.
For serious violations, the fine range is $1,001-$5,000.
For guidance on what constitutes a minor, moderate, or serious violation, refer to our regulations page.

What is a Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small)?

Type 1A, or “specialty indoor,” stands for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting of between 501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

What is a Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large)?

Type 5A, or “indoor,” means for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting greater than 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.
No Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B cultivation licenses may be issued before January 1, 2023.
Commencing on January 1, 2023, a Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee may apply for and hold a Type 6 or Type 7 license and apply for and hold a Type 10 license. A Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee shall not be eligible to apply for or hold a Type 8, Type 11, or Type 12 license.

What does a detailed premises diagram include?

A detailed premise diagram must show all boundaries and dimensions (in feet) of the following areas:
(A) Canopy area(s), including aggregate square footage if the canopy areas are noncontiguous;
(B) Area(s) outside of the canopy where only immature plants shall be maintained, if applicable;
(C) Designated pesticide and other agricultural chemical storage area(s);
(D) Designated processing area(s) if the licensee will process on site;
(E) Designated packaging area(s) if the licensee will package products on site;
(F) Designated composting area(s) if the licensee will compost cannabis waste on site;
(G) Designated secured area(s) for cannabis waste if different than subsection (F) above;
(H) Designated area(s) for harvested cannabis storage;

What are the requirements of a Lighting Diagram?

A Lighting Diagram must include location of all lights in the canopy areas and maximum wattage of each light.

What records need to be maintained on the licensed premises?

Department issued cultivation license(s)
Cultivation plan
All records evidencing compliance with the environmental protection measures
All supporting documentation for data or information input into the track-and-trace system;
All UIDs assigned to product in inventory and all unassigned UIDs. UIDs associated with product that has been retired from the track-and-trace system must be retained for six (6) months after the date the tags were retired; Financial records related to the licensed commercial cannabis activity, including but not limited to, bank statements, tax records, sales invoices, and sales receipts; Personnel records, including each employee’s full name, social security, or individual tax payer identification number, date of beginning employment, and date of termination of employment if applicable; Records related to employee training for the track-and-track system or other requirements of this chapter. Records shall include, but are not limited to, the date(s) training occurred, description of the training provided, and the names of the employees that received the training; Contracts with other state licensed cannabis businesses; Permits, licenses, and other local authorizations to conduct the licensee’s commercial cannabis activity; Records associated with composting or disposal of cannabis waste. Documentation associated with loss of access to the track-and-trace system.

What is the Cannabis Waste Management Requirements?

Among other things, a licensee shall dispose of cannabis waste in a secured waste receptacle or in a secured area on the licensed premises designated on the licensee’s premises diagram and as identified in the licensee’s cultivation plan. For the purposes of this section, “secure waste receptacle” or “secured area” means that physical access to the receptacle or area is restricted only to the licensee, employees of the licensee, or the local agency, a waste hauler franchised or contracted by a local agency, or a private waste hauler permitted by the local agency. Public access to the designated receptacle or area shall be strictly prohibited.
Transportation of self-hauled cannabis waste shall only be performed by the licensee or employees of the licensee.
A licensee shall maintain accurate and comprehensive records regarding cannabis waste that account for, reconcile, and evidence all activity related to the generation or disposition of cannabis waste.

What is a Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium)?

Type 3, or “outdoor,” stands for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting from 10,001 square feet to one acre, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

What is a Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small)?

Type 2, or “small outdoor,” stands for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

Do licensees need a nursing license if they propogate immature plants for distribution or seed for distribution to another licnesee.

Yes. Licensees need a nursing license if they propogate immature plants for distribution or seed for distribution to another licnesee.

Can Nurseries maintain an area for research and development?

Yes. Nurseries may maintain a research and development area, as identified in their cultivation plan, for the cultivation of mature plants. All mature plants shall be tagged with a UID. All products derived from these plants are prohibited from entering the commercial distribution chain.

What is a Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large)?

Type 5, or “outdoor,” means for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting greater than one acre, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.
No Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B cultivation licenses may be issued before January 1, 2023.
Commencing on January 1, 2023, a Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee may apply for and hold a Type 6 or Type 7 license and apply for and hold a Type 10 license. A Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee shall not be eligible to apply for or hold a Type 8, Type 11, or Type 12 license.

What type of license needs a Lighting Diagram?

Lighting Diagrams are required for mixed-light types applications (Specialty Cottage, Specialty, Small and Medium).

What is a Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small)?

Type 1, or “specialty outdoor,” stands for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting of less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises, or up to 50 mature plants on noncontiguous plots.

What are the Generator Requirements?

Licensees using generators rated at fifty (50) horsepower and greater shall demonstrate compliance with Airborne Toxic Control Measures. Compliance shall be demonstrated by providing a copy of one of the following to the CalCannabis department upon request:
(1) A Portable Equipment Registration Certificate provided by the California Air Resources Board, or;
(2) A Permit to Operate obtained from the Local Air District with jurisdiction over the licensed premises.
Licensees using generators rated below fifty (50) horsepower shall designate the generator as emergency or low use, meet Tier 3 with level 3 diesel particulate filter requirements, and meet Tier 4 engine requirements.
All generators shall be equipped with nonresettable hour-meters.

What is a Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small)?

Type 1B, or “specialty mixed-light,” stands for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, of between 2,501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

What is a Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium)?

Type 3A, or “indoor,” stands for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

What are the required General Environmental Protection Measures?

All licensees shall comply with all of the following environmental protection measures:
Compliance with section 13149 of the Water Code as implemented by the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards or California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Compliance with any conditions requested by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife or the State Water Resources Control Board under section 26060.1(b)(1) of the Business and Professions Code.
All outdoor lighting used for security purposes shall be shielded and downward facing.
Immediately halt cultivation activities and implement section 7050.5 of the Health and Safety Code if human remains are discovered.
Requirements for generators pursuant to section 8306 of this chapter.
Compliance with pesticide laws and regulations as enforced by the Department of Pesticide Regulation pursuant to section 8307 of this chapter.
Mixed-light license types of all tiers and sizes shall ensure that lights used for cultivation are shielded from sunset to sunrise to avoid nighttime glare.

What is a Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large)?

Type 5B, or “mixed-light,” means for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, greater than 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.
No Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B cultivation licenses may be issued before January 1, 2023.
Commencing on January 1, 2023, a Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee may apply for and hold a Type 6 or Type 7 license and apply for and hold a Type 10 license. A Type 5, Type 5A, or Type 5B licensee shall not be eligible to apply for or hold a Type 8, Type 11, or Type 12 license.

What is a Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)?

Type 4, or “nursery” for cultivation of cannabis solely as a nursery.

What type of licensees need a Cultivation Plan?

Specialty Cottage, Specialty, Small and Medium licenses need a detailed premises diagram.

Do applicants need Track-and-Trace Training

Yes. Each applicant shall register for track-and-trace system training provided by the department within ten (10) business days of receiving notice from the department that their application for licensure has been received and is complete. Documentation of training completion shall be provided to the department within ten (10) business days of completion. Applicants approved for an annual license shall not have access to the track-and-trace system until the licensee’s designated account manager has completed, and provided proof of completion, of the track-and-trace training prescribed by the department.

What are the flowering requirements?

Cannabis plants maintained outside of the designated canopy area(s) for specialty cottage, specialty, small and medium licenses are prohibited from flowering. Should plants outside of the canopy area(s) begin to flower, a UID shall be applied, the plant(s) shall be moved to the designated canopy area without delay, and reported in the track-and-trace system.


State Authority & Contact:

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing (CA Department of Food & Agriculture)
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769)
Email: calcannabis@cdfa.ca.gov

Scope of Licenses:

Medicinal (M):
  • M-Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small)
  • M-Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small)
  • M-Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small)
  • M-Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small)
  • M-Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small)
  • M-Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small)
  • M-Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small)
  • M-Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium)
  • M-Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium)
  • M-Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium)
  • M-Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)
  • M-Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large)
  • M-Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large)
  • M-Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large)

Adult-Use Recreational (A):
  • A-Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small)
  • A-Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small)
  • A-Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small)
  • A-Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small)
  • A-Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small)
  • A-Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small)
  • A-Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small)
  • A-Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium)
  • A-Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium)
  • A-Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium)
  • A-Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)
  • A-Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large)
  • A-Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large)
  • A-Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large)

Requirements:

  • Cultivation Plan: Detailed Premises Diagram (for Specialty Cottage, Specialty, Small and Medium licenses)
  • Legal Right to Occupy
  • Property Diagram
  • Any Water Source Information
  • Identification of Cannabis Waste Management Plan
  • Applicant Track and Trace Training
  • Proof of Local License, Permit, or Other Authorization
  • Disclosure of any substantially related offenses
  • Each entity shall obtain a separate license for each premises that engages in commercial cananbis cultivation
  • License shall be prominently displayed on premises
  • Seed Production Compliance(for Nurseries)
  • Research and Development Compliance (for Nurseries)
  • Environment Protection Measures
  • Renewable Energy Compliance
  • Generator Compliance
  • Pesticide Compliance
  • Cannabis Waste Compliance
  • Track-and-Trace Sytem Compliance
  • Record Retention
  • Cooperation with any Inventory Audits
  • Inspections Compliance
  • Notification of Theft, Lost, Diversion, or Criminal Activity
  • Bureau's Sample Collection in event of transfer
  • Packaging and Labeling Compliance
  • Weighing Device Compliance
  • If applicable, liense issuance in Impacted Watershed
  • Disclosre of Owners and Financial Interest Holders
  • Sales Invoice or Receipt
  • And More...

Application and Licensing Fees:

Application Fees:
  • Specialty Cottage Outdoor $135
  • Specialty Cottage Indoor $205
  • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $340
  • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $580
  • Specialty Outdoor $270
  • Specialty Indoor $2,170
  • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $655
  • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $1,125
  • Small Outdoor $535
  • Small Indoor $3,935
  • Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $1,310
  • Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $2,250
  • Medium Outdoor $1,555
  • Medium Indoor $8,655
  • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $2,885
  • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $4,945
  • Nursery $520
  • Processor $1,040

Licensing Fees:
  • Specialty Cottage Outdoor $1,205
  • Specialty Cottage Indoor $1,830
  • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $3,035
  • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $5,200
  • Specialty Outdoor $2,410
  • Specialty Indoor $19,540
  • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $5,900
  • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $10,120
  • Small Outdoor $4,820
  • Small Indoor $35,410
  • Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $11,800
  • Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $20,235
  • Medium Outdoor $13,990
  • Medium Indoor $77,905
  • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $25,970
  • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $44,517
  • Nursery $4,685
  • Processor $9,370

Forms:


Video Guide:

Temporary License Application


Annual License Application

Resources:

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
Cannabis Advising Partners: for Cannabis Consulting







California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

Download PNG file or Download JPG file



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

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


Disclaimer: Informational and educational purposes. Self-help services (not legal advice). Site is not affiliated with any state agency. Note that site might not contain the most updated information. Your receipt of any information from this site does not create a relationship. Prior results do not guarantee or suggest a similar result in other matters. No promise is made with regard to services or content's reliability, availabilty, or ability to meet any needs. Information and services provided "AS IS."

All Rights Reserved