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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 regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis onsite consumption of cannabis goods Licensee Information testing methods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensing scheme transportation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis cartoons conditional license Type S share facility space manufacturing practices CDPH-9041 Distributor Transport Only Local Jurisdictions sugar Food-grade Butter/Oil Percentage of ownership Seller’s permit number ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation equity interest in a commercial cannabis business ingredient list manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) labels not be attractive Completed Temporary License Application Form entry into the legal, regulated market MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH re-sealable remove THC/CBD licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch storage of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides 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the product activity for a period of 120 days Temporary License Application designated structure manufacturing regulatory framework procedures for inventory control disposal Manufacturing (non-volatile) sanitary and hazard-free environment 2018 laws Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch evidence of rehabilitation MCSB’s temporary license application Distributor transport labeling Transport vehicles alarm system licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises surety bond local jurisdiction authorization 2018 compliance operating premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises no infusion of nicotine manufacturers who package for other producers list of artificial food colorings separate applications Retailer (nonstorefront) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Financial information highly-concentrated oils or waxes meat and seafood, and other products minimum standards for extraction processes A-license and an M-license at least 20% ownership interest Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis products Temporary License Application Information Premises Information quality control motor carrier permit 100 mg of THC per package cannabis adult-use products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods finished product highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Local Issuing Authority consumption of alcohol or tobacco Terpenoids Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods security infusion supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products primary panel requirements Fingerprints transport cannabis goods to retailer ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no added caffeine public Licensee Lookup Tool 2018 fines adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacturing cannabis products amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 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products conducting quality assurance review investment into a commercial cannabis business M-licensees some nutritional facts Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division sales of cannabis goods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis plants diagram of the business’s layout Heavy Metals Testing payable to the state of California sampling standards licensed physical location (premises) Cannabinoids Testing secondary packaging 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Cannabis Manufacturing 120 days licensed cannabis cultivators Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Microbusiness licensing cannabis microbusinesses contaminants structure and formation documents cannabis waste A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 cultivation volatile solvent Live Scans for each owner California Public Records Act 2018 recent news medicinal and adult-use markets tinctures access to the area(s) waste disposal Proposition 65 local jurisdiction’s requirements premises diagram supply chain secondary package Butane/Hexane/Propane Form # CDPH-9041 alcoholic beverages stickers commercial cannabis manufacturing state cannabis licensing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California extracts Mycotoxins Testing inventory disclosure of all criminal convictions product as a candy prohibited carbohydrates and fat per serving security and cannabis waste disposal Retailer (Type 10) testing lab government warning statement label health impacts of cannabis shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with local jurisdiction medicinal commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business convicted of a substantially related crime amount of sodium commercial cannabis activity edibles packaging opaque immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery potentially-hazardous foods 2018 resolutions medicinal and adult-use or both markets sanitary workplaces Edibles– Products concentrate manufacturing activities Cultivation less than 10,000 Track and Trace must enter certain events edible products THC levels certified by a California-licensed engineer Bond and Insurance Information 2018 new laws Local Authorization online licensing system purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Criminal History Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control financial interest holder operating procedures packaging and labeling requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Individual Owner Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) periods of 90 days extensions persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business property for the commercial cannabis activity MCSB dried flower CDPH-issued universal symbol at least 99% purity licensing cannabis distributors commercial kitchens Operating Procedures managing member amount of THC content topicals The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manned motor vehicle tamper-evident pre-made or purchased shipping manifest small product packaging informational panel A-licensees Mechanical Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) definition of owner medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing microbusinesses paper inserted into the packaging Physical address requiring refrigeration product guidelines A-license 2018 revisions secured area cannabis industries disposal and destruction methods Owner testing of cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license license review process child-resistant outer package loan provided to a commercial cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more Vehicle Requirements tobacco products commercial cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis Category II Residual Pesticides Testing final form capsules limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package allergen information Personnel Requirements Business Organizational 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In addition, Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Extraction Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Proposition 65 warning statement UID Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Nonvolatile solvent Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Quarantine Pathogen Department Pest Topical cannabis product In-process material Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adult-use Market Verification Quality control operation Flowering Mature plant Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Component Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Unique identifier Track and trace system Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) M-license 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) Quality Lot alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Cottage Indoor Processor package flower or pre-rolls Nonmanufactured cannabis product Distribution Allergen cross-contact Bureau Type P – for packaging and labeling only Small Indoor Mixed-light Tier 2 Premises infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Indoor Validation Type 12 (Microbusiness) adulteration Microorganisms Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Cultivation Processing Outdoor cultivation Primary panel Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track-and-trace systems Manufacturer licensee Environmental pathogen Product Identity Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Theoretical yield Universal symbol Applicant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD Cannabis product Processing aid Package Finished product Small Outdoor Labeling Type 11 (Distributor) Edible cannabis product Nursery Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Batch Type 10 (Retailer) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Canopy Ingredient Holding Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Monitor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Raw material cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Cultivation site Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Volatile solvent Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Preventive controls Indoor cultivation Wet weight Harvest Batch Personnel Net weight Contact surface Process Type N – for infusions Pre-roll THC Adulterated Medium Outdoor Specialty Outdoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Dried flower Qualified individual CBD from industrial hemp Mixed-light cultivation Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Allergen Specialty Cottage Outdoor Medium Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Kief infused pre-rolls Watts per square foot products similar to traditional food products prohibited Infusion Licensee Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Hazard Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Informational panel Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) MCSB 90-day extension periods Quality control personnel Limited-access area Actual yield Adequate track and trace system Serving Sanitize Request for Live Scan Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Immature plant Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Manufacture Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E and more.


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