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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 commercial kitchens concentrate BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL supply chain licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories ingredient list procedures for inventory control manufacturing practices tobacco products licensing cannabis retailers surety bond highly-concentrated oils or waxes written procedures for inventory control Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control M-license Extractions using CO2 CO2 and ethanol extractions recordkeeping equity interest in a commercial cannabis business microbusinesses carbohydrates and fat per serving commercial cannabis manufacturers Foreign Material Testing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) manufacture cannabis products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Financial information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Form # CDPH-9041 Temporary License Application Information payable to the state of California required limits period of 120 days contaminants labels not be attractive testing laboratories Temporary License Application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) secondary package identity of the product pre-made or purchased licensed cannabis cultivators must enter certain events evidence of rehabilitation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) extracts Mycotoxins Testing structure and formation documents 2018 regulations disposal 2018 proposed changes MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH remove THC/CBD A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis waste security temporary license Owner secured area 600-foot radius of a school 120 days loan provided to a commercial cannabis business local jurisdiction Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) inventory and quality control Premises Diagram topicals LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers testing of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) storage of cannabis goods exception for testing laboratories public health and safety paper inserted into the packaging basic nutritional information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tinctures cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale compliance with local jurisdiction disposal and destruction methods Edibles– Products cannabis cartoons Personnel Requirements medicinal and adult-use or both markets financial interest holder investment into a commercial cannabis business activity for a period of 120 days Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 final form Premises Information Terpenoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Retailer (Type 10) volatile solvent 100 mg of THC per package transportation of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity waste disposal CDPH-issued universal symbol Licensee Information cannabis sales and/or consumption product as a candy prohibited operating premises security and cannabis waste disposal Water/Food-grade Dry Ice protocol local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Business Organizational at least 99% purity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) entry into the legal, regulated market local jurisdiction’s requirements medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary event up to 4 days Local Authorization Attachment commercial cannabis manufacturing vape cartridges re-sealable manufacturer's name 2018 compliance license review process Cannabis Manufacturing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis M-licensees property for the commercial cannabis activity hang tag or a peel-back label licensed cannabis distributors scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises member manager exit packaging regulatory framework Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Local Authorization chain of custody transport cannabis goods to retailer California Public Records Act manufacturing cannabis products disclosure of all criminal convictions amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Jurisdictions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis industries licensed physical location (premises) 2018 problems Type S share facility space opaque exit package infusion Transport vehicles alarm system onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods dried flower Licensees no added caffeine motor carrier permit 2018 updates unique ID/batch number packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls public Licensee Lookup Tool health impacts of cannabis Labor peace agreement primary panel requirements allergen information licensing cannabis distributors amount of THC content sales of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit licensed cannabis manufacturers requiring refrigeration sanitary and hazard-free environment quality control extraction The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) designated structure conditional license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit government warning statement label ownership premises is not within a Government shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company informational panel Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) convicted of a substantially related crime Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis plants Completed Temporary License Application Form highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin meat and seafood, and other products child-resistant outer package shared-use manufacturing facilities nonlaboratory quality control some nutritional facts MCSB’s temporary license application adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbusiness 2018 resolutions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery labeling delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods loop system Vehicle Requirements sampling standards packaging and labeling requirements Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Proposed Section 40133 Proposition 65 access to the area(s) 2018 revisions licensing scheme Distributor Transport Only alcoholic beverages distributors laboratory quality assurance Identifying information medicinal and adult-use markets Temporary Cannabis Event 2018 recent news capsules medicinal commercial cannabis activity cannabis training sanitary workplaces testing methods 600 foot radius of a school Financial Interest commercial cannabis manufacturing activity edible products track and trace system destruction of cannabis goods amount of sodium Manufacturing (non-volatile) manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction authorization mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health testing lab Premises diagram ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS valid waiver medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Heavy Metals Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Retailer (nonstorefront) secondary packaging separate applications at least 20% ownership interest child-resistant packaging Arranging for laboratory testing THC levels CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing conducting quality assurance review state cannabis licensing 2018 new laws persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturing A-license and an M-license emergency regulations cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Live Scans for each owner 2018 issues an officer or director of a cannabis business limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis products compliance with regulations packaging MCSB Track and Trace sugar Industrial Hemp Advisory Board annual license application Operating Procedures transportation licensing cannabis microbusinesses Ethanol three cannabis licensing authorities good manufacturing practices supplemental label persons 21 years of age or older licensed premises onsite consumption of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority periods of 90 days extensions three state cannabis-licensing authorities Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles aggregate interest of 20% or more contaminant free edibles packaging opaque supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Fingerprints A-licensees Business Information Application Checklist minimum standards for extraction processes Cannabinoids Testing transporting cannabis goods cultivation manufacturing activities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving product formulation Moisture Content Testing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Percentage of ownership product guidelines Cultivation less than 10,000 Bond and Insurance Information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements stickers waste management laws evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises finished product Licensee Lookup Tool manned motor vehicle small product packaging Distributor transport cannabis event organizer license Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates hydrocarbon-based solvents list of artificial food colorings Mechanical CDPH-9041 online licensing system definition of owner Criminal History no infusion of alcohol 2018 important information premises diagram Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division retailers consumption of alcohol or tobacco Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Individual Owner 2018 fines Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) inhalable cannabis Seller’s permit number packaging and labeling operating procedures Carbon Dioxide (CO2) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis cultivation licensing potentially-hazardous foods tamper-evident The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) shipping manifest Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis market Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 certified by a California-licensed engineer The California Department of Public Health's Physical address managing member health claims commercial cannabis activity inventory transportation and security no infusion of nicotine 2018 laws Butane/Hexane/Propane diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Transition Period cannabis adult-use products and more.

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


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