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Permit Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Testing Laboratories, 2019 Essential News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Testing Laboratories


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of Testing Laboratories?

The Testing Laboratories role is to collect samples of each cannabis goods batch for testing from the premises of the distributor.

What is a Cannabis Testing Laboratory (Type 8)?

A Cannabis Testing Laboratory (Type 8) is a facility or entity that offers or performs tests of cannabis goods.

Can a testing laboratory employ individuals who are also employed by another licensee?

Yes, only if the licensee is also another testing laboratory.

Are Testing Laboratories required to create a certificate for each sample it analyzes?

Yes, for each primary sample, the Testing Laboratory must produce a certificate of analysis.

Are cannabis products required to meet the testing requirement criteria before it can be sold to a customer?

Yes, cannabis products are required to meet the testing requirement standards before sale.

Are Testing Laboratories required to document the handling, storage, transportation, and destruction of samples?

Yes, Testing Laboratories are required to document the chain of custody for the handling, storage, transportation, and destruction of samples.

What do Testing Laboratories test for?

  • Cannabinoids
  • Foreign material
  • Heavy metals
  • Microbial impurities
  • Mycotoxins
  • Moisture content and water activity
  • Residual pesticides
  • Residual solvents and processing chemicals
  • Terpenoids
  • Homogeneity

Does a Testing Laboratory (Type 8) have an M-licensee or A-licensee designation?

Neither. A Testing Laboratory (Type 8) does not have an M-licensee or A-licensee designation.

Do Testing Laboratories (Type 8) need to obtain any accreditation?

Yes, Testing Laboratories (Type 8) are required to obtain and maintain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Can a person that holds a testing laboratory license also hold a license for another cannabis activity?

No, a person that holds a testing laboratory license cannot hold a license for another cananbis activity.

Can a Testing laboratory operate without a ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation?

If a Testing Laboratory meets all other licensure requirements, it can be issued a provisional license while it obtains the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.


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 8 (Testing Laboratories)
  • Note: Type 8 Licenses do not have an A or M designation.

Requirements:

  • Evidence of legal right to occupy and use the proposed premises location.
  • Premises Diagram Form
  • 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 sovereign immunity, if applicable.
  • Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Financial Information Form
  • Proof of surety bond in the amount of $5,000, payable to the State of California.
  • Transportation procedures
  • Inventory procedures
  • Quality Control procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Evidence of compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, if applicable.

Licensing Fees:

  • $20,000: Revenue Up to $50 million
  • $45,000: Revenue between $50 million to $500 million
  • $90,000: Revenue greater than $500 million

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