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

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


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