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

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


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