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

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


Last updated on November 16, 2018



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