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

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


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