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

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


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