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

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


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