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

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


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