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

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


Last updated on September 12, 2019



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