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

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


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