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

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


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