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

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


Last updated on January 14, 2019



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