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

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


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