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

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


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