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

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


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