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

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


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