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

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


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