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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 Distributor Transport Only cannabis adult-use products packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls state cannabis licensing Retailer (Type 10) Licensee Information 2020 laws regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis good manufacturing practices Extractions using CO2 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial kitchens labels not be attractive A-license and an M-license CDTFA seller’s permit packaging and labeling Distributor transport child-resistant outer package health claims transportation and security Mycotoxins Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 supply chain secondary packaging inventory valid waiver Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MCSB’s temporary license application The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) tobacco products Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Local Authorization Attachment inventory and quality control period of 120 days local jurisdiction authorization government warning statement label at least 20% ownership interest Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Fingerprints highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin no infusion of nicotine CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL entry into the legal, regulated market Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Labor peace agreement compliance with local jurisdiction Food-grade Butter/Oil persons 21 years of age or older Owner list of artificial food colorings cannabis industries cannabis market child-resistant packaging quality control Licensee Lookup Tool conditional license onsite consumption of cannabis goods informational panel Local Authorization licensed cannabis manufacturers edible products Type S share facility space 2020 compliance 2020 updates ingredient list Cultivation less than 10,000 transportation of cannabis goods testing lab hydrocarbon-based solvents ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis plants meat and seafood, and other products A-licensees medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis microbusinesses tinctures Ethanol pre-made or purchased shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company surety bond Business Information cannabis event organizer license final form license review process Moisture Content Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch opaque exit package identity of the product microbusinesses temporary license testing methods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises sampling standards distributors Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) public Licensee Lookup Tool regulatory framework Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 waste management laws track and trace system comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational shared-use manufacturing facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Transition Period no infusion of alcohol Temporary event up to 4 days Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control periods of 90 days extensions Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) finished product Application Checklist cannabis cultivation licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing chain of custody transporting cannabis goods basic nutritional information Local Issuing Authority Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Public Records Act edibles packaging opaque manufacture cannabis products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information Premises Diagram mandated warning statements supplemental label Temporary Cannabis Event activity for a period of 120 days requiring refrigeration shipping manifest Licensees equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) structure and formation documents Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act remove THC/CBD transport cannabis goods to retailer 2020 regulations packaging and labeling requirements 120 days infusion no added caffeine commercial cannabis manufacturing in California sales of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods annual license application nonlaboratory quality control manufacturer's name sugar 2020 revisions cannabis sales and/or consumption investment into a commercial cannabis business carbohydrates and fat per serving commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together evidence of rehabilitation potentially-hazardous foods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensed cannabis distributors 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cultivation A-license Criminal History Cannabinoids Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing cannabis products capsules local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) consumption of alcohol or tobacco small product packaging managing member ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS operating premises online licensing system Percentage of ownership contaminant free Butane/Hexane/Propane 2020 problems conducting quality assurance review Transport vehicles alarm system member manager security and cannabis waste disposal Category I Residual Pesticides Testing diagram of the business’s layout hang tag or a peel-back label Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Live Scans for each owner Track and Trace testing of cannabis goods paper inserted into the packaging Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2020 issues packaging Premises diagram the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis training 2020 resolutions Terpenoids Testing sanitary workplaces financial interest holder licensed physical location (premises) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) exception for testing laboratories re-sealable Heavy Metals Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) destruction of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Operating Procedures loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licensing scheme Completed Temporary License Application Form Temporary License Application ownership premises is not within a Government Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 operating procedures Arranging for laboratory testing protocol Financial information concentrate three cannabis licensing authorities Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laboratory quality assurance M-license Microbusiness licensing cannabis retailers delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 access to the area(s) retailers Form # CDPH-9041 procedures for inventory control payable to the state of California shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit must enter certain events The California Department of Public Health's Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction’s requirements designated structure an officer or director of a cannabis business CDPH-9041 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control minimum standards for extraction processes dried flower exit packaging health impacts of cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing extracts Mechanical labeling cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Individual Owner extraction Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles motor carrier permit contaminants sanitary and hazard-free environment property for the commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products licensed cannabis cultivators vape cartridges manufacturers who package for other producers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal and destruction methods M-licensees at least 99% purity convicted of a substantially related crime Local Jurisdictions written procedures for inventory control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity product formulation transportation licensed premises topicals licensing cannabis distributors Physical address Seller’s permit number public health and safety Premises Information 600-foot radius of a school primary panel requirements CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial cannabis products definition of owner 2020 important information recordkeeping product as a candy prohibited secured area CO2 and ethanol extractions manufacturing required limits Manufacturing (non-volatile) THC levels some nutritional facts aggregate interest of 20% or more manufacturing practices 100 mg of THC per package secondary package Personnel Requirements waste disposal scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving loop system volatile solvent Financial Interest disposal cannabis cartoons licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories testing laboratories MCSB regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated oils or waxes purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Vehicle Requirements amount of THC content A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity unique ID/batch number Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use markets 2020 proposed changes Industrial Hemp Advisory Board limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package product guidelines separate applications onsite sale and 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In addition, cannabis concentrates Premises Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Holding Quality control personnel Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mixed-light cultivation Flowering Manufacturer licensee Harvest Batch Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Net weight Mixed-light Tier 1 Qualified individual Ingredient infused pre-rolls Universal symbol Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Small Indoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Limited-access area Wet weight Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Mature plant Component Medium Outdoor Department Theoretical yield Nursery Preventive controls Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Specialty Indoor Applicant Type N – for infusions Commercial cannabis activity Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Contact surface Finished product Track and trace system Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) In-process material Watts per square foot Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods THC Microorganisms Processor Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Unique identifier Immature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cultivation site Dried flower Quarantine Allergen cross-contact DPH-17-010E UID Product Identity Monitor Environmental pathogen Pest Allergen Bureau Processing Volatile solvent Edible cannabis product Extraction Process CBD from industrial hemp Kief Mixed-light Tier 2 Cannabis product Licensee Processing aid Sanitize Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Validation Small Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Quality control operation adulteration Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Request for Live Scan M-license Nonvolatile solvent cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints list of cannabis manufacturers Adequate Adult-use Market Canopy Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Indoor cultivation Proposition 65 warning statement Informational panel Distribution Batch Outdoor cultivation Lot Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Quality Cultivation Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Primary panel Medium Indoor Type 10 (Retailer) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Verification Track-and-trace systems Raw material infused butters and oils as concentrates Package Adulterated Hazard Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Pre-roll Topical cannabis product Infusion Serving track and trace system Manufacture products similar to traditional food products prohibited package flower or pre-rolls Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Actual yield Labeling MCSB 90-day extension periods 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) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pathogen Personnel Type P – for packaging and labeling only Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) CBD and more.


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