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

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


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