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

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


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