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

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


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