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

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


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