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

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


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