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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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