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

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


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