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

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


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