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

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


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