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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 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturers who package for other producers Type S share facility space cannabis market transportation secured area cannabis sales and/or consumption workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis distributors product guidelines Cultivation less than 10,000 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing licensed cannabis cultivators disclosure of all criminal convictions loop system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing transporting cannabis goods Premises Diagram A-licensees Temporary Cannabis Event Retailer (nonstorefront) payable to the state of California Mechanical public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) three cannabis licensing authorities Mycotoxins Testing at least 99% purity licensing scheme inventory infusion 2018 resolutions must enter certain events waste management laws California Department of Public Health Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products access to the area(s) concentrate MCSB the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together hang tag or a peel-back label definition of owner protocol meat and seafood, and other products A-license and an M-license transportation and security commercial kitchens licensing cannabis microbusinesses Premises Information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale supplemental label Form # CDPH-9041 carbohydrates and fat per serving Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Licensee Information loan provided to a commercial cannabis business vape cartridges supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice procedures for inventory control 2018 important information CDTFA seller’s permit inventory and quality control motor carrier permit requiring refrigeration The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Physical address local jurisdiction authorization stickers cannabis cartoons identity of the product mandated warning statements medicinal and adult-use or both markets waste disposal delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods health claims California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed physical location (premises) storage of cannabis goods A-license track and trace system regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis online licensing system THC levels good manufacturing practices surety bond an officer or director of a cannabis business testing of cannabis goods contaminant free Temporary License Application Owner labeling MCSB’s temporary license application diagram of the business’s layout Seller’s permit number primary panel requirements regulatory framework adult-use commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity microbusinesses financial interest holder licensing cannabis distributors quality control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls distributors cannabis waste security Edibles– Products sugar highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch dried flower managing member licensed premises compliance with regulations Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis activity 2018 revisions capsules purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Proposition 65 tamper-evident convicted of a substantially related crime 2018 new laws equity interest in a commercial cannabis business supply chain cannabis industries CDPH-issued universal symbol Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2018 proposed changes Premises diagram comply with all packaging and labeling requirements temporary license manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use markets M-license amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Food-grade Butter/Oil commercial cannabis manufacturing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation retailers government warning statement label recordkeeping Labor peace agreement laboratory quality assurance limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Bond and Insurance Information disposal The California Department of Public Health's secondary package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates three state cannabis-licensing authorities medicinal commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements health impacts of cannabis no added caffeine immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transport cannabis goods to retailer local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Licensee Lookup Tool Vehicle Requirements Live Scans for each owner shared-use manufacturing facilities BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL testing laboratories conducting quality assurance review consumption of alcohol or tobacco Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division allergen information exit packaging 2018 compliance Extractions using CO2 nonlaboratory quality control Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis cultivation licensing volatile solvent Local Authorization Attachment small product packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) CO2 and ethanol extractions written procedures for inventory control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Application Checklist sanitary workplaces testing lab period of 120 days manufacturer's name sampling standards Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch certified by a California-licensed engineer remove THC/CBD scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Completed Temporary License Application Form LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Foreign Material Testing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Proposed Section 40133 paper inserted into the packaging contaminants persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business opaque exit package edibles packaging opaque emergency regulations evidence of rehabilitation child-resistant packaging inhalable cannabis minimum standards for extraction processes product formulation shipping manifest state cannabis licensing Track and Trace manufacture cannabis products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cultivation 2018 regulations conditional license licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Personnel Requirements Butane/Hexane/Propane product as a candy prohibited operating premises compliance with local jurisdiction Transition Period evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Local Issuing Authority onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods informational panel designated structure operating procedures separate applications A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity final form security and cannabis waste disposal no infusion of nicotine shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 2018 issues Cannabinoids Testing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Distributor Transport Only 2018 problems commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 120 days basic nutritional information exception for testing laboratories member manager Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing at least 20% ownership interest destruction of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods amount of sodium Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods edible products Individual Owner annual license application 600 foot radius of a school commercial cannabis products licensing cannabis retailers cannabis plants Distributor transport premises diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) license review process public health and safety Retailer (Type 10) valid waiver manufacturing activities Transport vehicles alarm system required limits packaging Criminal History Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) alcoholic beverages 600-foot radius of a school manufacturing finished product activity for a period of 120 days transportation of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol tinctures local jurisdiction Terpenoids Testing disposal and destruction methods Ethanol child-resistant outer package unique ID/batch number re-sealable Business Organizational commercial cannabis manufacturing in California packaging and labeling cannabis event organizer license testing methods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Financial Interest CDPH-9041 Percentage of ownership 2018 recent news packaging and labeling requirements extraction Industrial Hemp Advisory Board structure and formation documents topicals M-licensees onsite consumption of cannabis goods Temporary event up to 4 days extracts cannabis adult-use products Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed cannabis manufacturers limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package tobacco products California Public Records Act Financial information ownership premises is not within a Government Arranging for laboratory testing investment into a commercial cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more sanitary and hazard-free environment potentially-hazardous foods 100 mg of THC per package chain of custody Microbusiness labels not be attractive Identifying information manned motor vehicle pre-made or purchased ingredient list cannabis training Cannabis Manufacturing 2018 updates hydrocarbon-based solvents Fingerprints Heavy Metals Testing some nutritional facts Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Operating Procedures secondary packaging list of artificial food colorings Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Moisture Content Testing amount of THC content Business Information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Temporary License Application Information manufacturing cannabis products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2018 laws property for the commercial cannabis activity 2018 fines periods of 90 days extensions entry into the legal, regulated market Licensees Category I Residual Pesticides Testing and more.

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


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