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

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


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