California Cannabis Business License Compliance Cultivation Indoor Large Medicinal M Type 5a, 2018 Important News, Attorney Information & Updates


California Cannabis Cultivators


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 type of licensees need a Cultivation Plan?

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

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 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 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 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 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)?

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

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.


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

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