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

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


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