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

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


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