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

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


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