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

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


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