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

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


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