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

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


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