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

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


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