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

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


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