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

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


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