California Cannabis Event Organizers

Licensing & Compliance for California Cannabis Event Organizers, 2020 Important Information & Updates


California Cannabis Event Organizers and Temporary Cannabis Events


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Temporary Cannabis Event?

A Temporary Cannabis Event is an event that lasts up to 4 days and allows the sale and consumption of cannabis goods on the site.

Does the organizer of the event have to first obtain a cannabis event organizer license?

Yes, the organizer of the event has to first obtain a cannabis event organizer license.

Do the sales of cannabis have to be done by a retailer or microbusiness retailer?

Yes, the sales of cannabis has to be done by a retailer or microbusiness retailer.

Is access to the temporary cannabis event restricted to persons at least 21 years old?

Yes, access to the temporary cannabis event is restricted to persons at least 21 years old.

Does the temporary cannabis event have to include security staff?

Yes, the temporary cannabis event has to include security staff.


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 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer)

Requirements:

  • Diagram of the physical layout of the event.
  • Written approval from the local jurisdiction authorizing the applicant to engage in onsite cannabis sales to, and onsite consumption by, persons 21 years of age or older at the event.
  • A list of all licensees that will be providing onsite sales of cannabis goods at the event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Financial Information Form

Licensing Fees:

License:
  • $5,000: 1 -10 events annually
  • $10,000: greater than 10 events annually
Application:
  • $1,000 non-refundable: Temporary Cannabis Event License Application
  • $1,000 non-refundable: Cannabis Event Organizer License Application

Forms:


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 Labor peace agreement activity for a period of 120 days Microbusiness MCSB Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacturing cannabis products local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations storage of cannabis goods transportation and security California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manufacture cannabis products loop system Extractions using CO2 medicinal commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information secured area MCSB’s temporary license application Identifying information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's laboratory quality assurance protocol evidence of rehabilitation M-licensees potentially-hazardous foods Business Information must enter certain events regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensing cannabis distributors regulatory framework Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing licensed cannabis distributors public health and safety Terpenoids Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application required limits no infusion of nicotine cannabis event organizer license Transport vehicles alarm system 2020 regulations testing lab 2020 updates medicinal and adult-use or both markets some nutritional facts amount of sodium chain of custody medicinal and adult-use markets exception for testing laboratories Cannabis Manufacturing Owner Temporary Cannabis Event Criminal History ingredient list scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises contaminants premises diagram packaging and labeling requirements 100 mg of THC per package licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises local jurisdiction Retailer (Type 10) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) dried flower CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing adult-use commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 Application Checklist licensing cannabis microbusinesses supply chain Licensee Information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board hang tag or a peel-back label packaging 2020 problems Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CDPH-issued universal symbol annual license application temporary license licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories capsules Category II Residual Pesticides Testing microbusinesses secondary package packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis sales and/or consumption labeling Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 laws three cannabis licensing authorities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) investment into a commercial cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control opaque exit package re-sealable medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Financial Interest valid waiver A-licensees conducting quality assurance review shipping manifest 2020 important information stickers finished product disposal Bond and Insurance Information entry into the legal, regulated market California Public Records Act recordkeeping Operating Procedures product guidelines CDTFA seller’s permit edible products Cultivation less than 10,000 testing methods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing access to the area(s) Premises Diagram manufacturing practices 2020 compliance cannabis plants online licensing system Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2020 fines highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin volatile solvent local jurisdiction’s requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis retailers state cannabis licensing Arranging for laboratory testing Transition Period sugar 2020 proposed changes Type S share facility space Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) operating procedures Live Scans for each owner Vehicle Requirements onsite consumption of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration conditional license Retailer (nonstorefront) Form # CDPH-9041 Premises Information convicted of a substantially related crime an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis adult-use products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control payable to the state of California health claims infusion Foreign Material Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Ethanol Licensees supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products supplemental label license review process minimum standards for extraction processes Individual Owner Track and Trace topicals A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity designated structure delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods amount of THC content Local Authorization Attachment diagram of the business’s layout ownership premises is not within a Government Mechanical government warning statement label extraction aggregate interest of 20% or more Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) certified by a California-licensed engineer distributors disposal and destruction methods Completed Temporary License Application Form allergen information licensed cannabis manufacturers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) primary panel requirements period of 120 days quality control A-license and an M-license inventory and quality control transporting cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) manufacturing Physical address Personnel Requirements Percentage of ownership Food-grade Butter/Oil financial interest holder extracts Distributor Transport Only secondary packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) list of artificial food colorings member manager Bond in the amount of $5,000 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands manufacturers who package for other producers mandated warning statements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery M-license final form definition of owner transportation of cannabis goods structure and formation documents Local Authorization sanitary and hazard-free environment separate applications written procedures for inventory control Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 revisions consumption of alcohol or tobacco periods of 90 days extensions Mycotoxins Testing licensed physical location (premises) pre-made or purchased inventory contaminant free compliance with local jurisdiction operating premises Butane/Hexane/Propane LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS THC levels Moisture Content Testing commercial cannabis activity Proposition 65 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 retailers compliance with regulations no added caffeine Fingerprints Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) testing laboratories licensed premises concentrate cannabis cartoons onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 120 days ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS security and cannabis waste disposal paper inserted into the packaging licensed cannabis cultivators limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving tamper-evident 600-foot radius of a school Cannabinoids Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL carbohydrates and fat per serving amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package at least 20% ownership interest cannabis industries cannabis waste basic nutritional information surety bond exit packaging destruction of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) informational panel MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial kitchens transportation transport cannabis goods to retailer alcoholic beverages 2020 recent news Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Local Jurisdictions 2020 new laws product formulation remove THC/CBD sampling standards Licensee Lookup Tool procedures for inventory control cannabis cultivation licensing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together unique ID/batch number Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division hydrocarbon-based solvents medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school Local Issuing Authority child-resistant packaging Premises diagram edibles packaging opaque health impacts of cannabis Financial information Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturing activities waste management laws licensing scheme commercial cannabis manufacturing labels not be attractive Manufacturing (non-volatile) sanitary workplaces cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale local jurisdiction authorization meat and seafood, and other products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package three state cannabis-licensing authorities security packaging and labeling persons 21 years of age or older loan provided to a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Temporary event up to 4 days 2020 resolutions emergency regulations track and trace system no infusion of alcohol A-license California Department of Public Health commercial cannabis products tobacco products identity of the product cultivation motor carrier permit regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California product as a candy prohibited Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch tinctures manned motor vehicle waste disposal property for the commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices manufacturer's name at least 99% purity vape cartridges managing member equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis training Distributor transport small product packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities sales of cannabis goods cannabis market Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act CDPH-9041 child-resistant outer package Edibles– Products nonlaboratory quality control CO2 and ethanol extractions 2020 issues public Licensee Lookup Tool Business Organizational Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Seller’s permit number testing of cannabis goods and more.

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