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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
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Proposed Section 40133 ingredient list quality control 100 mg of THC per package Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing supply chain shared-use manufacturing facilities Form # CDPH-9041 property for the commercial cannabis activity security and cannabis waste disposal vape cartridges child-resistant outer package protocol entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturing cannabis products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods member manager CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 identity of the product product formulation The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Operating Procedures Extractions using CO2 required limits certified by a California-licensed engineer California Public Records Act evidence of rehabilitation medicinal and adult-use or both markets licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises A-license and an M-license regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch at least 20% ownership interest The California Department of Public Health's Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis market Owner potentially-hazardous foods final form stickers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) laboratory quality assurance Seller’s permit number CDPH-issued universal symbol testing laboratories Premises diagram Edibles– Products Application Checklist purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands tobacco products definition of owner operating procedures testing methods unique ID/batch number secondary packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Financial information licensed cannabis manufacturers A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity compliance with regulations M-license manufacturing practices Moisture Content Testing Licensee Information hydrocarbon-based solvents regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Manufacturing (non-volatile) Physical address 2020 laws Local Authorization Industrial Hemp Advisory Board conditional license 2020 updates periods of 90 days extensions Local Jurisdictions edibles packaging opaque compliance with local jurisdiction Ethanol finished product Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 amount of THC content transporting cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Local Issuing Authority loop system Terpenoids Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Financial Interest premises diagram medicinal and adult-use markets capsules must enter certain events some nutritional facts temporary license licensed premises nonlaboratory quality control scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Food-grade Butter/Oil amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis adult-use products allergen information Track and Trace Business Organizational M-licensees Temporary License Application Information workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control contaminants commercial cannabis products requiring refrigeration CO2 and ethanol extractions packaging and labeling requirements Temporary License Application separate applications exit packaging 120 days small product packaging ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS health impacts of cannabis annual license application highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin minimum standards for extraction processes list of artificial food colorings retailers ownership premises is not within a Government Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 primary panel requirements disposal Licensees manufacturer's name CDTFA seller’s permit concentrate Mechanical storage of cannabis goods 2020 important information labeling medicinal commercial cannabis activity topicals 2020 regulations Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 resolutions licensed physical location (premises) inhalable cannabis cannabis sales and/or consumption shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company transportation track and trace system regulatory framework cannabis waste Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Completed Temporary License Application Form 600 foot radius of a school MCSB evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Arranging for laboratory testing extracts microbusinesses Identifying information diagram of the business’s layout CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL designated structure Retailer (Type 10) opaque exit package exception for testing laboratories managing member California Department of Public Health re-sealable Premises Diagram licensing cannabis retailers cannabis cultivation licensing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Department of Public Health (CDPH) dried flower chain of custody Labor peace agreement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) A-license cannabis plants tinctures supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Cannabis Manufacturing at least 99% purity testing lab commercial kitchens Mycotoxins Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories state cannabis licensing security cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale emergency regulations Premises Information A-licensees access to the area(s) cannabis training Transport vehicles alarm system license review process Distributor Transport Only Percentage of ownership good manufacturing practices product as a candy prohibited Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Vehicle Requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions testing of cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity public Licensee Lookup Tool medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together recordkeeping tamper-evident persons 21 years of age or older Type S share facility space CDPH-9041 packaging and labeling infusion convicted of a substantially related crime public health and safety licensed cannabis cultivators an officer or director of a cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information manned motor vehicle licensing scheme LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS three cannabis licensing authorities 2020 recent news transportation of cannabis goods alcoholic beverages cultivation contaminant free sugar procedures for inventory control paper inserted into the packaging Individual Owner sampling standards Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) waste management laws Local Authorization Attachment remove THC/CBD Category II Residual Pesticides Testing packaging online licensing system sanitary workplaces secondary package Cultivation less than 10,000 Foreign Material Testing manufacturing activities no infusion of nicotine Business Information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) edible products informational panel MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH written procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated oils or waxes manufacture cannabis products hang tag or a peel-back label no added caffeine secured area volatile solvent meat and seafood, and other products comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) amount of sodium onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods inventory basic nutritional information 2020 revisions three state cannabis-licensing authorities Microbusiness Cannabinoids Testing surety bond equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing child-resistant packaging Bond in the amount of $5,000 onsite consumption of cannabis goods immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Temporary Cannabis Event product guidelines licensed cannabis distributors payable to the state of California aggregate interest of 20% or more licensing cannabis distributors structure and formation documents THC levels cannabis event organizer license Butane/Hexane/Propane transport cannabis goods to retailer period of 120 days transportation and security BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Distributor transport disposal and destruction methods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business inventory and quality control 2020 compliance mandated warning statements labels not be attractive 600-foot radius of a school sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis cartoons no infusion of alcohol 2020 new laws Proposition 65 Heavy Metals Testing Licensee Lookup Tool operating premises investment into a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing activity for a period of 120 days government warning statement label carbohydrates and fat per serving shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit pre-made or purchased waste disposal supplemental label loan provided to a commercial cannabis business limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving conducting quality assurance review Transition Period 2020 fines distributors delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing consumption of alcohol or tobacco MCSB’s temporary license application Category I Residual Pesticides Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls health claims manufacturing 2020 problems Criminal History extraction licensing cannabis microbusinesses local jurisdiction authorization ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation local jurisdiction Live Scans for each owner financial interest holder Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis industries Retailer (nonstorefront) valid waiver Personnel Requirements 2020 issues shipping manifest medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package local jurisdiction’s requirements sales of cannabis goods commercial cannabis activity 2020 proposed changes The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manufacturers who package for other producers Fingerprints and more.

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


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