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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 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Temporary event up to 4 days financial interest holder Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis cultivation licensing labels not be attractive 2018 new laws secondary package stickers no added caffeine Fingerprints allergen information cannabis cartoons inventory chain of custody Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 operating premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Water/Food-grade Dry Ice local jurisdiction cannabis event organizer license manufacturer's name testing methods onsite consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets online licensing system testing lab certified by a California-licensed engineer no infusion of alcohol product guidelines transportation and security limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2018 revisions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations payable to the state of California cannabis adult-use products Premises Information Temporary License Application ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS conditional license testing of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers ownership premises is not within a Government 2018 proposed changes disposal A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturing activities Cultivation less than 10,000 public health and safety carbohydrates and fat per serving Bond and Insurance Information 100 mg of THC per package licensed cannabis cultivators child-resistant outer package Local Authorization Attachment laboratory quality assurance packaging and labeling transporting cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization licensed cannabis distributors Carbon Dioxide (CO2) requiring refrigeration capsules license review process Terpenoids Testing alcoholic beverages Percentage of ownership Labor peace agreement transportation of cannabis goods Premises Diagram M-license Heavy Metals Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) re-sealable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) packaging Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) minimum standards for extraction processes disposal and destruction methods procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis microbusinesses remove THC/CBD some nutritional facts final form Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hang tag or a peel-back label Transition Period infusion secured area Personnel Requirements CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Owner informational panel purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands small product packaging mandated warning statements microbusinesses primary panel requirements A-licensees highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin health impacts of cannabis 2018 recent news testing laboratories MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH basic nutritional information Identifying information cannabis waste security supplemental label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act volatile solvent CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Authorization extracts MCSB’s temporary license application Premises diagram inventory and quality control cannabis training 600-foot radius of a school evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises no infusion of nicotine Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 temporary license Proposed Section 40133 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis plants tobacco products storage of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls track and trace system amount of sodium labeling quality control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed physical location (premises) transportation protocol The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Ethanol child-resistant packaging licensing cannabis distributors inhalable cannabis tamper-evident A-license and an M-license paper inserted into the packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products manufacturers who package for other producers Track and Trace edibles packaging opaque shipping manifest 2018 problems edible products evidence of rehabilitation cannabis market product as a candy prohibited the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Application Checklist medicinal and adult-use or both markets disclosure of all criminal convictions surety bond definition of owner public Licensee Lookup Tool Completed Temporary License Application Form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Arranging for laboratory testing entry into the legal, regulated market sanitary and hazard-free environment BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Live Scans for each owner Microbusiness sanitary workplaces medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Type S share facility space regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis destruction of cannabis goods sampling standards manufacturing CDPH-issued universal symbol comply with all packaging and labeling requirements valid waiver Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction The California Department of Public Health's designated structure Distributor Transport Only emergency regulations California Public Records Act Category I Residual Pesticides Testing CO2 and ethanol extractions licensed cannabis manufacturers Moisture Content Testing dried flower Distributor transport Cannabis Manufacturing 2018 important information Financial Interest at least 99% purity transport cannabis goods to retailer three state cannabis-licensing authorities concentrate Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 convicted of a substantially related crime Form # CDPH-9041 Extractions using CO2 supply chain Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) commercial cannabis products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products exit packaging immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery opaque exit package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation consumption of alcohol or tobacco Business Information security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis manufacturers Mechanical commercial cannabis activity manned motor vehicle Food-grade Butter/Oil Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Butane/Hexane/Propane Mycotoxins Testing access to the area(s) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 120 days packaging and labeling requirements amount of THC content health claims MCSB Business Organizational Criminal History sugar period of 120 days government warning statement label 2018 regulations unique ID/batch number Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cultivation licensing scheme California Department of Public Health Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch waste management laws sales of cannabis goods tinctures A-license Vehicle Requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2018 updates licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents identity of the product adult-use commercial cannabis activity aggregate interest of 20% or more separate applications recordkeeping Operating Procedures workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control loop system must enter certain events contaminants annual license application California Department of Public Health (CDPH) property for the commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control ingredient list periods of 90 days extensions THC levels Physical address licensing cannabis retailers Proposition 65 2018 resolutions Financial information shared-use manufacturing facilities compliance with regulations investment into a commercial cannabis business retailers manufacture cannabis products Seller’s permit number list of artificial food colorings required limits at least 20% ownership interest premises diagram distributors meat and seafood, and other products 2018 issues Licensees Industrial Hemp Advisory Board commercial cannabis manufacturing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CDPH-9041 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated oils or waxes Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) managing member Transport vehicles alarm system commercial cannabis manufacturing in California waste disposal persons 21 years of age or older topicals state cannabis licensing 2018 laws Cannabinoids Testing Foreign Material Testing potentially-hazardous foods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market local jurisdiction’s requirements amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit contaminant free Licensee Lookup Tool motor carrier permit product formulation manufacturing practices good manufacturing practices 2018 fines Individual Owner extraction finished product conducting quality assurance review equity interest in a commercial cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS M-licensees diagram of the business’s layout cannabis sales and/or consumption secondary packaging Temporary License Application Information pre-made or purchased regulatory framework structure and formation documents Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Temporary Cannabis Event Licensee Information Local Issuing Authority exception for testing laboratories shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis industries vape cartridges manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Edibles– Products member manager 600 foot radius of a school nonlaboratory quality control operating procedures limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens manufacturing cannabis products 2018 compliance persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business activity for a period of 120 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises written procedures for inventory control and more.

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


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