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

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


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