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

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


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