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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 Distributor transport limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package annual license application Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 amount of sodium 2019 regulations Operating Procedures medicinal and adult-use or both markets commercial cannabis manufacturing in California LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (Type 10) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 100 mg of THC per package persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business sampling standards evidence of rehabilitation transportation and security public health and safety ingredient list conducting quality assurance review Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) commercial kitchens health claims finished product mandated warning statements sales of cannabis goods quality control temporary license contaminant free premises diagram at least 20% ownership interest shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2019 proposed changes Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 chain of custody ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Licensees equity interest in a commercial cannabis business manned motor vehicle motor carrier permit exit packaging Identifying information written procedures for inventory control remove THC/CBD sugar required limits definition of owner adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Authorization Premises Diagram Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Temporary License Application period of 120 days Cultivation less than 10,000 disclosure of all criminal convictions cannabis sales and/or consumption Local Issuing Authority operating procedures small product packaging final form Premises diagram Business Organizational property for the commercial cannabis activity stickers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laboratory quality assurance Financial Interest medicinal commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements diagram of the business’s layout potentially-hazardous foods Labor peace agreement Percentage of ownership an officer or director of a cannabis business regulatory framework good manufacturing practices Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale vape cartridges manufacturing activities shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company track and trace system three state cannabis-licensing authorities requiring refrigeration Bond in the amount of $5,000 Bond and Insurance Information 2019 recent news local jurisdiction’s requirements re-sealable storage of cannabis goods 2019 revisions Fingerprints Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles entry into the legal, regulated market ownership premises is not within a Government highly-concentrated oils or waxes child-resistant packaging retailers Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2019 updates dried flower CDPH-issued universal symbol Local Authorization Attachment transport cannabis goods to retailer manufacturer's name inhalable cannabis waste disposal alcoholic beverages online licensing system pre-made or purchased Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis retailers protocol The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis cartoons Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Proposed Section 40133 investment into a commercial cannabis business testing laboratories workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers nonlaboratory quality control surety bond conditional license Criminal History Premises Information Distributor Transport Only child-resistant outer package cannabis adult-use products informational panel Mechanical licensed physical location (premises) tinctures hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturing practices Seller’s permit number ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Licensee Lookup Tool product as a candy prohibited California Department of Public Health cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) must enter certain events Temporary Cannabis Event compliance with local jurisdiction Business Information cannabis market loop system cannabis event organizer license Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing managing member shared-use manufacturing facilities periods of 90 days extensions licensed cannabis manufacturers security 2019 laws financial interest holder limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving no 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Testing state cannabis licensing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 secondary package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Edibles– Products Foreign Material Testing packaging and labeling requirements product guidelines 2019 issues Temporary License Application Information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing convicted of a substantially related crime Arranging for laboratory testing 2019 resolutions cannabis industries Manufacturing (non-volatile) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL primary panel requirements emergency regulations Track and Trace inventory and quality control member manager Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Transition Period activity for a period of 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturers Butane/Hexane/Propane security and cannabis waste disposal inventory immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery certified by a California-licensed engineer supplemental label the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) packaging and labeling CDTFA seller’s permit secondary packaging cultivation distributors waste management laws Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) infusion licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises secured area health impacts of cannabis 600 foot radius of a school at least 99% purity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California designated structure Type S share facility space 120 days basic nutritional information microbusinesses Heavy Metals Testing packaging Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Cannabinoids Testing CO2 and ethanol extractions Physical address Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) some nutritional facts The California Department of Public Health's list of artificial food colorings transporting cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents M-license Owner MCSB Personnel Requirements A-license Extractions using CO2 volatile solvent meat and seafood, and other products labeling 2019 compliance transportation of cannabis goods structure and formation documents opaque exit package shipping manifest purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands transportation commercial cannabis products Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Local Jurisdictions consumption of alcohol or tobacco MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH medicinal and adult-use markets onsite consumption of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form compliance with regulations Transport vehicles alarm system medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing persons 21 years of age or older Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 new laws topicals local jurisdiction authorization payable to the state of California Ethanol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board tobacco products testing lab 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In addition, Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Contact surface MCSB 90-day extension periods Informational panel Flowering Specialty Cottage Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing Specialty Outdoor Medium Indoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) UID Quality control operation Infusion Nursery Allergen Mature plant Component adulteration Department Theoretical yield Type 11 (Distributor) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Small Indoor Manufacture Manufacturer licensee Applicant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Proposition 65 warning statement Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Outdoor CBD Batch Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Bureau THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Process package flower or pre-rolls Small Outdoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Dried flower Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Allergen cross-contact Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Raw material Track-and-trace systems Adult-use Market Pathogen Indoor cultivation Request for Live Scan Processing aid Mixed-light Tier 2 Quarantine track and trace system THC Preventive controls Edible cannabis product Extraction Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Net weight Finished product Cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Serving Cultivation Nonvolatile solvent Adequate Type 10 (Retailer) Unique identifier Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Limited-access area Premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Product Identity Actual yield Distribution Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) M-license Microorganisms Verification Immature plant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) 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) Sanitize Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quality control personnel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Pre-roll Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Indoor DPH-17-010E Topical cannabis product Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Commercial cannabis activity Holding Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processor Quality Harvest Batch Package Canopy Type 12 (Microbusiness) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Adulterated Volatile solvent In-process material Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Labeling Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Wet weight Mixed-light cultivation cannabis concentrates Track and trace system Type N – for infusions Outdoor cultivation Primary panel infused butters and oils as concentrates products similar to traditional food products prohibited Lot Hazard CBD from industrial hemp Universal symbol Qualified individual Kief Type P – for packaging and labeling only Ingredient Monitor infused pre-rolls Cultivation site Licensee Environmental pathogen Validation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


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