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

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


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