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

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


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