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

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


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