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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 Premises Information testing lab Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 600 foot radius of a school Licensee Information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Transport vehicles alarm system Manufacturing (non-volatile) no infusion of alcohol vape cartridges persons 21 years of age or older packaging licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises basic nutritional information public Licensee Lookup Tool 2019 issues sanitary and hazard-free environment comply with all packaging and labeling requirements small product packaging manned motor vehicle immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2019 updates manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) distributors CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together CO2 and ethanol extractions financial interest holder Seller’s permit number 2019 resolutions consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing cannabis retailers structure and formation documents annual license application inventory investment into a commercial cannabis business regulatory framework track and trace system waste management laws paper inserted into the packaging required limits Retailer (nonstorefront) 2019 compliance medicinal commercial cannabis activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Completed Temporary License Application Form primary panel requirements local jurisdiction authorization Type S share facility space tamper-evident security license review process manufacturing labels not be attractive premises diagram mandated warning statements at least 20% ownership interest Ethanol periods of 90 days extensions sales of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer Arranging for laboratory testing manufacturing activities medicinal and adult-use or both markets A-license and an M-license laboratory quality assurance operating premises identity of the product secured area transport cannabis goods to retailer commercial cannabis manufacturing activity member manager Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Financial Interest onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods separate applications The California Department of Public Health's adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Application Checklist Form # CDPH-9041 amount of sodium persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business recordkeeping Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) medicinal and adult-use markets opaque exit package conducting quality assurance review 2019 regulations packaging and labeling requirements product formulation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 120 days an officer or director of a cannabis business 2019 important information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Individual Owner limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing temporary license destruction of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information waste disposal THC levels storage of cannabis goods dried flower A-license Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division payable to the state of California Distributor transport Proposition 65 contaminants state cannabis licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing three cannabis licensing authorities security and cannabis waste disposal at least 99% purity aggregate interest of 20% or more surety bond Industrial Hemp Advisory Board microbusinesses list of artificial food colorings Local Authorization Attachment stickers cultivation good manufacturing practices transportation of cannabis goods cannabis training medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing meat and seafood, and other products sampling standards cannabis industries California Public Records Act Temporary License Application CDPH-9041 Mechanical pre-made or purchased hydrocarbon-based solvents health claims The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Percentage of ownership A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls conditional license licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturing cannabis products health impacts of cannabis 100 mg of THC per package Moisture Content Testing cannabis cartoons motor carrier permit alcoholic beverages Edibles– Products Criminal History managing member Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis adult-use products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) carbohydrates and fat per serving designated structure medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Food-grade Butter/Oil Extractions using CO2 disposal quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine hang tag or a peel-back label infusion disposal and destruction methods licensed cannabis distributors 2019 recent news Live Scans for each owner supplemental label evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises MCSB’s temporary license application shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Carbon Dioxide (CO2) informational panel Butane/Hexane/Propane requiring refrigeration Track and Trace shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Business Organizational unique ID/batch number labeling Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis cultivation licensing Heavy Metals Testing inventory and quality control Licensee Lookup Tool concentrate capsules Local Authorization 2019 laws no added caffeine Cannabinoids Testing packaging and labeling cannabis waste licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary Cannabis Event transportation and security limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Terpenoids Testing Owner re-sealable Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates government warning statement label Vehicle Requirements sanitary workplaces tinctures sugar supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products testing of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2019 problems The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Identifying information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS operating procedures Microbusiness transporting cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Temporary License Application Information licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s requirements Local Issuing Authority California Department of Public Health contaminant free commercial cannabis manufacturers exit packaging Licensees three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2019 new laws protocol convicted of a substantially related crime volatile solvent Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act must enter certain events edibles packaging opaque shared-use manufacturing facilities extracts Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) child-resistant packaging procedures for inventory control transportation remove THC/CBD Labor peace agreement cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Local Jurisdictions entry into the legal, regulated market 600-foot radius of a school A-licensees manufacturer's name 2019 revisions Foreign Material Testing final form exception for testing laboratories Proposed Section 40133 child-resistant outer package Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 property for the commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction shipping manifest amount of THC content chain of custody M-license Cannabis Manufacturing licensing scheme manufacture cannabis products Distributor Transport Only evidence of rehabilitation access to the area(s) Fingerprints CDTFA seller’s permit licensed physical location (premises) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control some nutritional facts cannabis sales and/or consumption Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 product as a candy prohibited secondary packaging minimum standards for extraction processes delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) CDPH-issued universal symbol Operating Procedures amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis market inhalable cannabis Financial information product guidelines ingredient list cannabis event organizer license extraction commercial kitchens Premises diagram testing laboratories MCSB secondary package potentially-hazardous foods local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Temporary event up to 4 days Personnel Requirements cannabis plants Transition Period Premises Diagram emergency regulations definition of owner retailers Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch diagram of the business’s layout testing methods edible products onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturing practices written procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis distributors Business Information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch loop system Retailer (Type 10) online licensing system scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Cultivation less than 10,000 2019 proposed changes commercial cannabis products Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensed premises Physical address finished product period of 120 days activity for a period of 120 days California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2019 fines public health and safety Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) valid waiver M-licensees compliance with regulations local jurisdiction ownership premises is not within a Government highly-concentrated oils or waxes supply chain purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands topicals allergen information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators disclosure of all criminal convictions tobacco products nonlaboratory quality control and more.

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


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