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

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


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