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

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


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