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

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


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