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

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


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