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

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


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