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

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


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