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

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


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