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

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


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