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

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


Last updated on April 17, 2018



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