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

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


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