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

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


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