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

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


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