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

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


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