Cannabis Consulting in California
California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations

Metropolitan Local Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations, 2018 Local News, Information & Updates

California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (CA Department of Public Health)
PO Box 997377, MS 7606, Sacramento CA 95899-7377
Phone: 855-421-7887

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing (CA Department of Food & Agriculture)
Phone: 1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769)

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:


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

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