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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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

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


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