Cannabis Consulting
California Cannabis California Cannabis Business License Compliance Microbusiness Type 12

California Cannabis Business License Compliance Microbusiness Type 12, 2019 Career News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Microbusinesses


Frequently Asked Questions

Can microbusinesses deliver cannabis goods?

Yes, cannabis goods deliveries can be made by a licensed microbusiness.

Can microbusinesses be subject to excessive concentration?

Yes, CA can limit microbusinesses subject to excessive concentration.

What is a Cannabis Microbusiness?

A Cannabis Microbusiness is a business that engages in at least 3 of the following 4 activities:
  • Cultivation (area less than 10,000 square feet)
  • Manufacturing (level 1), Manufacturing (level 6)
  • Distribution
  • Retail

Can a Microbusiness act in part as a cannabis business or must it be whole?

A Microbusiness can act in part or whole as a cannabis business.

Are microbusiness licensees required to implement any security measures?

Yes, microbusiness licensees are required to implement security measures reasonably designed to prevent unauthorized entrance into areas containing cannabis or cannabis products and theft of cannabis or cannabis products from the premises.

Are Microbusinesses required to identify their business organizational structure?

Yes, Microbusinesses are required to identify their business organizational structure.

Can large cultivation licensees obtain microbusiness licenses?

No, large cultivation licensees are prohibited from obtaining a microbusiness license. Though, a person can apply for and be issued more than one license for commercial adult-use activity.


State Authority & Contact:

Bureau of Cannabis Control (CA Department of Consumer Affairs)
PO Box 419016, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106
Phone: 1-833-768-5880
email: bcc@dca.ca.gov

Scope of Licenses:

  • Type 12 Microbusiness

A Cannabis Microbusiness is a business that engages in at least 3 of the following 4 activities:
  • Cultivation (area less than 10,000 square feet)
  • Manufacturing (level 1), Manufacturing (level 6)
  • Distribution
  • Retail

Requirements:

  • Evidence of legal right to occupy and use the proposed premises location.
  • Premises Diagram Form(s)
  • Business formation documents,including all documents filed with the CA Secretary of State (SOS). Foreign corporations must include a copy of the Certificate of Qualification from the SOS.
  • Evidence of premises compliance with local jurisdiction, if applicable.
  • Labor peace agreement or notarized statement indicating that you will enter into and abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement, if applicable.
  • Limited waiver of sovereign immunity, if applicable.
  • Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Proof of commercial general liability insurance in the aggregate of no less than $2 million and no less than $1 million for each loss, if your license activities include distribution.
  • Financial Information Form
  • Proof of surety bond in the amount of $5,000, payable to the State of California.
  • Transportation procedures
  • Inventory procedures
  • Non-Laboratory Quality Control procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Evidence of compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, if applicable.

Licensing Fees:

  • $5,000: Revenue Up to $500,000
  • $15,000: Revenue between $.5 million to $1.5 million
  • $42,000: Revenue between $1.5 million to $4.5 million
  • $120,000: Revenue greater than $4.5 million

Forms:


Resources:

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

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