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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 Premises Diagram cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2018 resolutions cannabis event organizer license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Temporary event up to 4 days manned motor vehicle Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis industries cannabis training packaging Operating Procedures Percentage of ownership aggregate interest of 20% or more periods of 90 days extensions 2018 recent news transporting cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Temporary License Application cannabis market manufacturing practices entry into the legal, regulated market child-resistant outer package conditional license pre-made or purchased manufacture cannabis products alcoholic beverages valid waiver manufacturing activities disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturing onsite consumption of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization stickers Microbusiness Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool Cannabis Manufacturing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) commercial cannabis manufacturers storage of cannabis goods amount of sodium Industrial Hemp Advisory Board procedures for inventory control Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing laboratories Bond and Insurance Information medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis plants evidence of rehabilitation limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Local Authorization list of artificial food colorings ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation labeling emergency regulations manufacturer's name re-sealable dried flower Ethanol Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) loop system opaque exit package cannabis cartoons investment into a commercial cannabis business Food-grade Butter/Oil scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2018 problems commercial cannabis products informational panel microbusinesses government warning statement label property for the commercial cannabis activity extraction Fingerprints Premises diagram Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Heavy Metals Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Cannabinoids Testing Individual Owner licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products an officer or director of a cannabis business Category I Residual Pesticides Testing persons 21 years of age or older chain of custody compliance with regulations member manager transportation of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2018 issues Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial kitchens edible products finished product 100 mg of THC per package minimum standards for extraction processes CDPH-9041 A-license and an M-license certified by a California-licensed engineer supplemental label local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Transport vehicles alarm system three state cannabis-licensing authorities product as a candy prohibited destruction of cannabis goods tamper-evident Personnel Requirements CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing THC levels medicinal and adult-use or both markets state cannabis licensing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 proposed changes Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hydrocarbon-based solvents access to the area(s) 2018 fines at least 20% ownership interest licensed premises temporary license quality control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) edibles packaging opaque Temporary Cannabis Event CO2 and ethanol extractions ownership premises is not within a Government no infusion of nicotine waste management laws nonlaboratory quality control payable to the state of California Distributor transport inventory and quality control sanitary workplaces Terpenoids Testing structure and formation documents amount of THC content equity interest in a commercial cannabis business manufacturing cannabis products unique ID/batch number evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL license review process purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands no infusion of alcohol carbohydrates and fat per serving Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing cannabis distributors Physical address regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis track and trace system sampling standards final form loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Financial Interest testing lab compliance with local jurisdiction written 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secondary package M-licensees definition of owner Proposed Section 40133 Vehicle Requirements A-licensees testing of cannabis goods infusion security immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed cannabis distributors designated structure Type S share facility space transportation manufacturers who package for other producers remove THC/CBD Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Authorization Attachment 2018 new laws Financial information online licensing system Extractions using CO2 at least 99% purity CDTFA seller’s permit Business Information concentrate inhalable cannabis 2018 important information A-license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2018 laws exception for testing laboratories sugar licensing cannabis microbusinesses California Public Records Act adult-use commercial cannabis activity Distributor Transport Only onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods some nutritional facts tobacco products labels not be attractive secured area required limits inventory disposal child-resistant packaging Local Jurisdictions licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers contaminant free mandated warning statements waste disposal commercial cannabis activity small product packaging health impacts of cannabis motor carrier permit Owner retailers local jurisdiction Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin identity of the product ingredient list no added caffeine Licensees Retailer (Type 10) 2018 regulations annual license application supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products consumption of alcohol or tobacco hang tag or a peel-back label product guidelines disposal and destruction methods period of 120 days health claims 2018 compliance licensed physical location (premises) security and cannabis waste disposal The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing cannabis retailers three cannabis licensing authorities Premises Information conducting quality assurance review premises diagram licensing scheme transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal commercial cannabis activity Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch public Licensee Lookup Tool Mechanical Category II Residual Pesticides Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Seller’s permit number LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling requirements operating premises Proposition 65 regulatory framework MCSB Edibles– Products 120 days licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Form # CDPH-9041 recordkeeping shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Butane/Hexane/Propane Local Issuing Authority ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS convicted of a substantially related crime cultivation distributors medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Criminal History potentially-hazardous foods Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction’s requirements 2018 revisions Cultivation less than 10,000 extracts Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis cultivation licensing diagram of the business’s layout licensed cannabis manufacturers sales of cannabis goods contaminants product formulation highly-concentrated oils or waxes Moisture Content Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods managing member commercial cannabis manufacturing in California laboratory quality assurance cannabis sales and/or consumption workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control M-license 2018 updates Temporary License Application Information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale primary panel requirements testing methods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) requiring refrigeration allergen information CDPH-issued universal symbol 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sanitary and hazard-free environment Business Organizational operating procedures volatile solvent California Department of Public Health MCSB’s temporary license application Application Checklist meat and seafood, and other products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH supply chain 600 foot radius of a school topicals regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Identifying information licensed cannabis cultivators financial interest holder activity for a period of 120 days medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together exit packaging and more.

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


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