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

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

Last updated on September 16, 2018

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