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

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


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