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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


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Information Foreign Material Testing diagram of the business’s layout 2019 important information Temporary License Application waste management laws emergency regulations final form remove THC/CBD licensed physical location (premises) allergen information sugar edibles packaging opaque structure and formation documents certified by a California-licensed engineer M-licensees supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) three cannabis licensing authorities Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Form # CDPH-9041 ownership premises is not within a Government testing of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing no infusion of alcohol sanitary and hazard-free environment Licensee Lookup Tool Financial information transporting cannabis goods Retailer (nonstorefront) payable to the state of California Conducting quality 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licensed premises potentially-hazardous foods product formulation California Department of Public Health Distributor Transport Only Local Jurisdictions dried flower CDPH-9041 child-resistant outer package shared-use manufacturing facilities 2019 revisions carbohydrates and fat per serving Bond and Insurance Information purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands chain of custody A-license and an M-license licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial cannabis manufacturing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 retailers cannabis market member manager testing laboratories Category II Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturers who package for other producers hang tag or a peel-back label identity of the product Financial Interest periods of 90 days extensions commercial cannabis manufacturing activity manufacturing practices amount of sodium workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per 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medicinal and adult-use markets Percentage of ownership THC levels 2019 resolutions operating premises transportation and security CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing investment into a commercial cannabis business disposal The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) procedures for inventory control requiring refrigeration 2019 problems ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-license Application Checklist supplemental label packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis training Vehicle Requirements Transport vehicles alarm system supply chain Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing regulatory framework local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations recordkeeping definition of owner cannabis industries destruction of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime Type S share facility space Fingerprints Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis tamper-evident loop system extracts licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises required limits exception for testing laboratories Ethanol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) inventory ingredient list testing lab laboratory quality assurance Individual Owner manufacturing cannabis products packaging and labeling requirements LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CDTFA seller’s permit Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) manufacturer's name secondary packaging Local Authorization manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated oils or waxes secondary package licensing cannabis distributors Identifying information nonlaboratory quality control operating procedures small product packaging Operating Procedures public health and safety Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 600-foot radius of a school Owner adult-use commercial cannabis activity entry into the legal, regulated market contaminant free MCSB 2019 compliance limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis cultivation licensing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) track and trace system Premises Diagram Category I Residual Pesticides Testing re-sealable Local Authorization Attachment at least 20% ownership interest Retailer (Type 10) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale contaminants premises diagram manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) basic nutritional information 2019 proposed changes Track and Trace Cannabinoids Testing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis products packaging exit packaging 120 days manufacturing activities 2019 regulations evidence of rehabilitation finished product CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL informational panel list of artificial food colorings compliance with local jurisdiction Extractions using CO2 local jurisdiction immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery unique ID/batch number Butane/Hexane/Propane Microbusiness product guidelines valid waiver Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensed cannabis cultivators designated structure Temporary License Application Information Licensee Information secured area 600 foot radius of a school Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis manufacturers written procedures for inventory control Live Scans for each owner sanitary workplaces extraction access to the area(s) California Public Records Act Criminal History protocol separate applications cannabis event organizer license conducting quality assurance review Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2019 updates mandated warning statements licensing cannabis microbusinesses local jurisdiction authorization consumption of alcohol or tobacco Transition Period shipping manifest Licensees Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Edibles– Products Moisture Content Testing manufacture cannabis products security Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business persons 21 years of age or older Cultivation less than 10,000 vape cartridges manufacturing transport cannabis goods to retailer Proposed Section 40133 meat and seafood, and other products Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing cannabis retailers Arranging for laboratory testing paper inserted into the packaging hydrocarbon-based solvents and more.

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


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