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

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


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