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

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


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