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

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


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