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

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


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