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

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


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