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

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


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