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

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


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