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

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


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