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

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


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