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

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


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