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

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


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