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

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


Last updated on June 22, 2019



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