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

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


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