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

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

Last updated on March 20, 2018

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