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

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


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