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

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


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