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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 2019 regulations 2019 important information Transport vehicles alarm system Distributor Transport Only 2019 fines cannabis waste capsules must enter certain events health claims Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Form # CDPH-9041 meat and seafood, and other products topicals manufacturing Temporary Cannabis Event The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) child-resistant packaging local jurisdiction authorization Moisture Content Testing supply chain labeling Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control disposal Identifying information sanitary and hazard-free environment contaminant free licensing cannabis distributors nonlaboratory quality control contaminants disposal and destruction methods Premises Information no infusion of alcohol Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) informational panel Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing some nutritional facts allergen information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company operating procedures Local Authorization limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package ingredient list payable to the state of California Business Information conditional license retailers 2019 laws licensed cannabis manufacturers licensing scheme Extractions using CO2 packaging and labeling waste management laws Premises diagram hang tag or a peel-back label licensed physical location (premises) an officer or director of a cannabis business Local Jurisdictions transportation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2019 resolutions Local Authorization Attachment Licensee Information adult-use commercial cannabis activity onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) chain of custody potentially-hazardous foods opaque exit package waste disposal premises diagram ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 100 mg of THC per package extracts medicinal and adult-use markets shipping manifest Fingerprints Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates evidence of rehabilitation 600-foot radius of a school ownership premises is not within a Government The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis event organizer license three cannabis licensing authorities transportation and security commercial cannabis products entry into the legal, regulated market licensed cannabis cultivators designated structure Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises track and trace system inhalable cannabis Owner at least 20% ownership interest period of 120 days no added caffeine delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensed cannabis distributors Premises Diagram quality control Mechanical re-sealable recordkeeping Temporary event up to 4 days BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 new laws 2019 recent news list of artificial food colorings certified by a California-licensed engineer state cannabis licensing unique ID/batch number commercial cannabis manufacturing in California California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance with regulations M-licensees Category I Residual Pesticides Testing good manufacturing practices Seller’s permit number persons 21 years of age or older licensing cannabis retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Cultivation less than 10,000 CO2 and ethanol extractions small product packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Temporary License Application Labor peace agreement Completed Temporary License Application Form 600 foot radius of a school annual license application tinctures Type S share facility space California Public Records Act medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together infusion Physical address at least 99% purity laboratory quality assurance cannabis cultivation licensing secured area testing of cannabis goods definition of owner commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDPH-issued universal symbol concentrate amount of THC content edible products sugar security and cannabis waste disposal Financial Interest cannabis adult-use products local jurisdiction’s requirements comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) compliance with local jurisdiction limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis industries Operating Procedures vape cartridges equity interest in a commercial cannabis business hydrocarbon-based solvents 2019 proposed changes A-license and an M-license destruction of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited conducting quality assurance review storage of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing tobacco products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Live Scans for each owner cannabis sales and/or consumption Foreign Material Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers tamper-evident activity for a period of 120 days testing laboratories Carbon Dioxide (CO2) periods of 90 days extensions Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) regulatory framework scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises minimum standards for extraction processes medicinal and adult-use or both markets Microbusiness MCSB shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Edibles– Products valid waiver licensed premises Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 commercial cannabis manufacturers pre-made or purchased purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis training 2019 issues Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2019 revisions secondary packaging 120 days Temporary License Application Information exit packaging dried flower manufacture cannabis products Cannabinoids Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities basic nutritional information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL requiring refrigeration Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) emergency regulations identity of the product cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market M-license alcoholic beverages stickers product guidelines Application Checklist member manager manned motor vehicle 2019 updates manufacturing activities persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business child-resistant outer package Proposition 65 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Track and Trace Licensees A-licensees temporary license aggregate interest of 20% or more 2019 problems Heavy Metals Testing Retailer (Type 10) health impacts of cannabis secondary package loan provided to a commercial cannabis business sampling standards supplemental label LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of nicotine Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Proposed Section 40133 required limits financial interest holder transport cannabis goods to retailer Ethanol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act packaging and labeling requirements manufacturer's name public health and safety manufacturing practices disclosure of all criminal convictions highly-concentrated oils or waxes primary panel requirements Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufacturing (non-volatile) paper inserted into the packaging cultivation Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing CDTFA seller’s permit Licensee Lookup Tool testing methods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing Percentage of ownership Cannabis Manufacturing exception for testing laboratories convicted of a substantially related crime workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control access to the area(s) surety bond commercial kitchens loop system 2019 compliance managing member The California Department of Public Health's testing lab CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Butane/Hexane/Propane carbohydrates and fat per serving amount of sodium finished product packaging California Department of Public Health cannabis cartoons regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis labels not be attractive online licensing system Vehicle Requirements A-license cannabis market Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Business Organizational Financial information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CDPH-9041 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturers who package for other producers distributors separate applications property for the commercial cannabis activity THC levels motor carrier permit product formulation edibles packaging opaque volatile solvent mandated warning statements structure and formation documents medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) microbusinesses diagram of the business’s layout local jurisdiction security immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Criminal History Personnel Requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Bond in the amount of $5,000 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Distributor transport procedures for inventory control onsite consumption of cannabis goods government warning statement label Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles final form manufacturing cannabis products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods protocol extraction Terpenoids Testing Individual Owner Transition Period Local Issuing Authority inventory cannabis plants transportation of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information inventory and quality control license review process operating premises public Licensee Lookup Tool regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California sanitary workplaces three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial cannabis activity written procedures for inventory control investment into a commercial cannabis business and more.

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


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