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

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


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