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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2018



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