California Cannabis Consulting
California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations

Permit Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations, 2019 Essential News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations


Frequently Asked Questions

Before receiving a license, do applicants need to comply with their local jurisdiction's ordinances and regulations?

Yes, before receiving a license, applicants need to comply with their local jurisdiction's ordinances and regulations.

If the Local Jurisdiction's authorization or license is submitted with application to show compliance, what happens?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control shall contact the Local Jurisdiction for confirmation. If there is no response within 10 calendar days, the Bureau shall consider the authorization as valid.

Can Local Jurisdictions ban medicinal or adult-use commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, Local Jurisdictions can ban medicinal or adult-use commercial cannabis activity in whole or in part.

If the Local Jurisdiction's authorization or license is not submitted with application to show compliance, what happens?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control shall notify the Local Jurisdiction. If there is no response within 60 business days, the Bureau shall presume compliance with local ordinances and regulations. However, if the Local Jurisdiction responds after 60 business days that the applicant is not compliant, than disciplinary action may result and the Bureau will no longer presume compliance with local ordinances and regulations.

Does local authorization have to specify that the applicant is approved for commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, although local authorization may vary by local jurisdiction, each application for commercial cannabis activity must specify that the applicant is approved.


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

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (CA Department of Public Health)
PO Box 997377, MS 7606, Sacramento CA 95899-7377
Email: mcsb@cdph.ca.gov
Phone: 855-421-7887

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


Scope of Licenses:

Medicinal (M-) and Adult-Use Recreational (A-):
  • Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small)
  • Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small)
  • Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small)
  • Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small)
  • Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small)
  • Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small)
  • Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small)
  • Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium)
  • Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium)
  • Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium)
  • Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)
  • Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large)
  • Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large)
  • Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large)
  • Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods
  • Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents
  • Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling)
  • Type P Packaging & Labeling Only
  • Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities)
  • Type 8 (Testing Laboratory)
  • Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • Type 10 (Retailer)
  • Type 11 (Distributor)
  • Type 12 (Microbusiness)
  • Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only)
  • Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer)

California Cannabis Regulation References:


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

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