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

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


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