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

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


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