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

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


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