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

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


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