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

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


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