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

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


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