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

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


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