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

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


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