California Cannabis Consulting
California Cannabis Cultivators

Permit Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Cultivators, 2018 Essential News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Cultivators


Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 is a Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)?

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

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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

What does a Cultivation Plan require?

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

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 type of licensees need a Cultivation Plan?

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

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.

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.


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:








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 manufacturers who package for other producers limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis products procedures for inventory control Seller’s permit number at least 99% purity definition of owner Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Criminal History no infusion of alcohol Track and Trace licensed premises no added caffeine California Public Records Act regulatory framework emergency regulations motor carrier permit mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health labeling medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control infusion potentially-hazardous foods Bond in the amount of $5,000 period of 120 days health claims CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing pre-made or purchased medicinal and adult-use markets regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California final form microbusinesses disposal Edibles– Products license review process Proposed Section 40133 meat and seafood, and other products compliance with local jurisdiction requiring refrigeration Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Microbusiness remove THC/CBD 2018 updates sanitary and hazard-free environment contaminant free Distributor Transport Only conditional license product guidelines state cannabis licensing amount of THC content cannabis sales and/or consumption Personnel Requirements child-resistant outer package Manufacturing (non-volatile) Physical address surety bond manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) member manager stickers protocol required limits Fingerprints secured area Food-grade Butter/Oil track and trace system certified by a California-licensed engineer CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Financial information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis event organizer license supplemental label MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch allergen information tinctures 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving supply chain Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis cultivation licensing M-licensees medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together MCSB’s temporary license application packaging and labeling requirements persons 21 years of age or older periods of 90 days extensions BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing Licensee Information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) evidence of rehabilitation three cannabis licensing authorities licensed cannabis manufacturers manufacturing activities compliance with regulations product formulation regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis child-resistant packaging three state cannabis-licensing authorities Local Authorization Attachment licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises waste disposal Cannabinoids Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis market Bond and Insurance Information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Cannabis Manufacturing 2018 recent news Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CO2 and ethanol extractions contaminants Percentage of ownership cannabis training licensed physical location (premises) Operating Procedures ingredient list separate applications cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Category I Residual Pesticides Testing waste management laws Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) A-license and an M-license manufacturer's name Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business inventory and quality control A-licensees product as a candy prohibited Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing The California Department of Public Health's minimum standards for extraction processes M-license carbohydrates and fat per serving 2018 laws Temporary License Application annual license application access to the area(s) tobacco products licensing cannabis retailers shared-use manufacturing facilities Transport vehicles alarm system destruction of cannabis goods THC levels Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing paper inserted into the packaging edible products government warning statement label Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Distributor transport storage of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis MCSB purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer 120 days no infusion of nicotine secondary package testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California dried flower small product packaging shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Owner capsules Licensees security concentrate Local Authorization Business Organizational persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Premises diagram 2018 new laws 600 foot radius of a school transportation sampling standards quality control ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation temporary license Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis waste Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Premises Diagram local jurisdiction Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates must enter certain events ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Completed Temporary License Application Form Moisture Content Testing basic nutritional information workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control retailers edibles packaging opaque 2018 resolutions manufacture cannabis products Local Jurisdictions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin CDTFA seller’s permit Type S share facility space ownership premises is not within a Government sanitary workplaces 2018 regulations Temporary event up to 4 days Licensee Lookup Tool cultivation online licensing system the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Proposition 65 health impacts of cannabis Application Checklist cannabis cartoons manned motor vehicle laboratory quality assurance some nutritional facts Retailer (Type 10) security and cannabis waste disposal investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity unique ID/batch number Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) testing of cannabis goods extracts packaging and labeling 600-foot radius of a school testing laboratories secondary packaging Cultivation less than 10,000 CDPH-issued universal symbol Foreign Material Testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco identity of the product commercial cannabis manufacturers Terpenoids Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s requirements Labor peace agreement transportation and security nonlaboratory quality control tamper-evident disclosure of all criminal convictions 2018 proposed changes A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity designated structure Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CDPH-9041 cannabis adult-use products exit packaging transporting cannabis goods Temporary Cannabis Event diagram of the business’s layout exception for testing laboratories labels not be attractive re-sealable cannabis plants Live Scans for each owner recordkeeping distributors Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) convicted of a substantially related crime licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Heavy Metals Testing Premises Information managing member packaging Arranging for laboratory testing licensed cannabis cultivators operating premises sales of cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) opaque exit package 100 mg of THC per package sugar LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors disposal and destruction methods testing lab Temporary License Application Information Mycotoxins Testing entry into the legal, regulated market Ethanol licensing cannabis microbusinesses conducting quality assurance review topicals loop system valid waiver 2018 revisions inventory commercial cannabis manufacturing activity activity for a period of 120 days written procedures for inventory control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) medicinal and adult-use or both markets Vehicle Requirements shipping manifest 2018 problems supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products hang tag or a peel-back label Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial kitchens 2018 fines Individual Owner extraction property for the commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest 2018 compliance highly-concentrated oils or waxes payable to the state of California immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Identifying information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch financial interest holder Transition Period alcoholic beverages equity interest in a commercial cannabis business good manufacturing practices Local Issuing Authority operating procedures Extractions using CO2 local jurisdiction authorization Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 list of artificial food colorings amount of sodium volatile solvent transportation of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity onsite consumption of cannabis goods public health and safety finished product Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act vape cartridges primary panel requirements informational panel licensing scheme public Licensee Lookup Tool 2018 issues licensed cannabis distributors manufacturing cannabis products Mechanical Business Information an officer or director of a cannabis business chain of custody Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) structure and formation documents 2018 important information cannabis industries manufacturing practices Butane/Hexane/Propane A-license local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations at least 20% ownership interest premises diagram Retailer (nonstorefront) and more.

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