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

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

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