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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

Last updated on August 17, 2018

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