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

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


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