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

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


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