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

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

Last updated on October 15, 2018

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