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

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


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