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

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

Last updated on February 15, 2019

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