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

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


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