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

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


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