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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


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

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


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