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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 packaging and labeling requirements medicinal and adult-use or both markets Local Issuing Authority MCSB’s temporary license application topicals aggregate interest of 20% or more volatile solvent protocol Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Temporary event up to 4 days informational panel infusion packaging and labeling Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Butane/Hexane/Propane 2020 problems highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin at least 99% purity adult-use commercial cannabis activity disclosure of all criminal convictions Premises Diagram conditional license waste management laws cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) packaging testing laboratories waste disposal track and trace system child-resistant packaging supply chain no added caffeine no infusion of alcohol Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis market shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Foreign Material Testing transportation and security sanitary workplaces Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis industries Percentage of ownership Industrial Hemp Advisory Board opaque exit package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Cannabinoids Testing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Heavy Metals Testing ownership premises is not within a Government Local Authorization Attachment annual license application distributors purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands motor carrier permit testing methods CDTFA seller’s permit basic nutritional information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensed physical location (premises) Ethanol 2020 resolutions Application Checklist evidence of rehabilitation BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL dried flower local jurisdiction workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control re-sealable allergen information manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California final form Category I Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 compliance no infusion of nicotine Individual Owner The California Department of Public Health's testing of cannabis goods inventory and quality control meat and seafood, and other products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supplemental label financial interest holder Track and Trace highly-concentrated oils or waxes destruction of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest Local Authorization Type S share facility space Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Department of Public Health emergency regulations Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Temporary Cannabis Event Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing definition of owner Financial information licensed cannabis distributors temporary license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) CO2 and ethanol extractions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Licensees Food-grade Butter/Oil health claims licensing scheme 2020 revisions surety bond 100 mg of THC per package persons 21 years of age or older Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) period of 120 days public health and safety license review process licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories chain of custody M-license contaminants shipping manifest Labor peace agreement Extractions using CO2 consumption of alcohol or tobacco regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California tamper-evident Premises Information convicted of a substantially related crime transportation Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 onsite consumption of cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods recordkeeping good manufacturing practices Terpenoids Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis adult-use products Moisture Content Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Licensee Information state cannabis licensing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Proposed Section 40133 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity storage of cannabis goods manufacturing activities Seller’s permit number product as a candy prohibited Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Personnel Requirements required limits Completed Temporary License Application Form extraction Physical address concentrate unique ID/batch number Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH written procedures for inventory control supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products valid waiver transporting cannabis goods 2020 recent news Retailer (Type 10) three cannabis licensing authorities Form # CDPH-9041 identity of the product Temporary License Application microbusinesses product formulation secured area child-resistant outer package payable to the state of California Identifying information 2020 new laws A-license nonlaboratory quality control Criminal History CDPH-issued universal symbol ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Public Records Act regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Proposition 65 designated structure CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 regulations local jurisdiction authorization tobacco products periods of 90 days extensions disposal 2020 important information minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing separate applications edibles packaging opaque primary panel requirements commercial kitchens The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) THC levels contaminant free Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 requiring refrigeration an officer or director of a cannabis business secondary package finished product manufacturer's name some nutritional facts government warning statement label Edibles– Products 2020 updates cannabis training medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity labels not be attractive Financial Interest alcoholic beverages public Licensee Lookup Tool licensed cannabis cultivators pre-made or purchased A-license and an M-license medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale sampling standards manufacturing cannabis products Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Owner compliance with local jurisdiction Temporary License Application Information extracts licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers edible products operating premises sanitary and hazard-free environment Retailer (nonstorefront) exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing secondary packaging Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity capsules licensing cannabis retailers entry into the legal, regulated market potentially-hazardous foods quality control commercial cannabis activity Live Scans for each owner Mycotoxins Testing Fingerprints investment into a commercial cannabis business exit packaging Microbusiness delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school structure and formation documents hang tag or a peel-back label manned motor vehicle property for the commercial cannabis activity CDPH-9041 certified by a California-licensed engineer evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2020 fines Transport vehicles alarm system commercial cannabis products A-licensees comply with all packaging and labeling requirements online licensing system labeling 2020 laws licensing cannabis distributors compliance with regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers Distributor transport Operating Procedures mandated warning statements retailers security Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch inventory cultivation sales of cannabis goods 120 days Cannabis Manufacturing access to the area(s) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cannabis plants managing member M-licensees Mechanical manufacturing practices 600-foot radius of a school diagram of the business’s layout conducting quality assurance review vape cartridges immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Licensee Lookup Tool Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing tinctures Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis sales and/or consumption licensed premises licensed cannabis manufacturers scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cannabis waste list of artificial food colorings LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2020 proposed changes regulatory framework premises diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Jurisdictions Distributor Transport Only sugar shared-use manufacturing facilities 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market amount of sodium Business Information testing lab amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package MCSB Vehicle Requirements health impacts of cannabis cannabis cultivation licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) procedures for inventory control California Department of Public Health (CDPH) product guidelines The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Cultivation less than 10,000 Arranging for laboratory testing must enter certain events transportation of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal cannabis event organizer license Premises diagram small product packaging manufacture cannabis products amount of THC content ingredient list 2020 issues inhalable cannabis Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) loop system Transition Period hydrocarbon-based solvents Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act activity for a period of 120 days carbohydrates and fat per serving local jurisdiction’s requirements member manager shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company laboratory quality assurance Business Organizational transport cannabis goods to retailer Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products paper inserted into the packaging stickers Bond and Insurance Information remove THC/CBD limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package operating procedures cannabis cartoons and more.

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


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