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

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


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