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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) compliance with regulations testing lab 2019 revisions M-licensees Transition Period cannabis plants secured area quality control final form ingredient list health impacts of cannabis medicinal and adult-use or both markets Identifying information paper inserted into the packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Physical address 100 mg of THC per package medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together local jurisdiction testing methods extracts cannabis cultivation licensing access to the area(s) child-resistant packaging regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity protocol extraction Premises Information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Financial information sanitary and hazard-free environment transporting cannabis goods good manufacturing practices Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 120 days Premises Diagram 2019 resolutions comply with all packaging and labeling requirements disposal and destruction methods Local Jurisdictions Cannabis Manufacturing Mycotoxins Testing sanitary workplaces 2019 laws local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations no infusion of nicotine Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products distributors commercial kitchens inhalable cannabis identity of the product consumption of alcohol or tobacco Criminal History 2019 important information 2019 proposed changes Premises diagram Butane/Hexane/Propane informational panel structure and formation documents scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises licensing cannabis microbusinesses contaminants retailers Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch allergen information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Type S share facility space list of artificial food colorings Food-grade Butter/Oil regulatory framework managing member Moisture Content Testing manufacturing cannabis products licensed cannabis distributors Individual Owner Track and Trace no added caffeine medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing licensed cannabis cultivators at least 99% purity member manager limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package MCSB MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensing scheme Form # CDPH-9041 The California Department of Public Health's The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands topicals Retailer (Type 10) vape cartridges alcoholic beverages medicinal commercial cannabis activity Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division unique ID/batch number Manufacturing (non-volatile) temporary license A-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods California Public Records Act immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Licensees meat and seafood, and other products security and cannabis waste disposal A-licensees CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing amount of THC content Live Scans for each owner Operating Procedures 2019 fines pre-made or purchased manufacturing activities state cannabis licensing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDTFA seller’s permit requiring refrigeration Application Checklist manufacturers who package for other producers Temporary License Application required limits packaging and labeling BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 issues CO2 and ethanol extractions procedures for inventory control transportation of cannabis goods transportation carbohydrates and fat per serving minimum standards for extraction processes convicted of a substantially related crime loop system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer manufacturing Distributor transport manufacturing practices three cannabis licensing authorities Ethanol Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) cannabis cartoons Financial Interest storage of cannabis goods Business Information infusion 600-foot radius of a school highly-concentrated oils or waxes capsules inventory cannabis training amount of sodium health claims activity for a period of 120 days ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS written procedures for inventory control an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) finished product Temporary event up to 4 days 2019 recent news licensed cannabis manufacturers Heavy Metals Testing Seller’s permit number 600 foot radius of a school Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods online licensing system concentrate child-resistant outer package nonlaboratory quality control operating procedures period of 120 days shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company secondary packaging commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacture cannabis products at least 20% ownership interest aggregate interest of 20% or more commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2019 compliance Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Fingerprints The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 regulations cannabis industries Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) hydrocarbon-based solvents local jurisdiction authorization Category I Residual Pesticides Testing premises diagram Local Authorization 2019 updates product as a candy prohibited microbusinesses edibles packaging opaque certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 disposal Business Organizational transportation and security local jurisdiction’s requirements recordkeeping re-sealable government warning statement label CDPH-9041 laboratory quality assurance Owner Proposed Section 40133 licensing cannabis retailers Completed Temporary License Application Form Retailer (nonstorefront) Arranging for laboratory testing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 labeling cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control small product packaging cannabis market 2019 problems Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disclosure of all criminal convictions Mechanical limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving onsite consumption of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles contaminant free testing of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review valid waiver investment into a commercial cannabis business Temporary Cannabis Event Vehicle Requirements sales of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license potentially-hazardous foods Terpenoids Testing operating premises amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package exception for testing laboratories exit packaging CDPH-issued universal symbol Microbusiness three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial cannabis products waste management laws annual license application track and trace system designated structure loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis waste property for the commercial cannabis activity license review process manufacturer's name medicinal and adult-use markets Licensee Information destruction of cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2019 new laws Licensee Lookup Tool Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis event organizer license sampling standards public health and safety chain of custody Extractions using CO2 licensing cannabis distributors emergency regulations regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) security supplemental label Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products payable to the state of California ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation periods of 90 days extensions conditional license tinctures Foreign Material Testing diagram of the business’s layout Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cultivation less than 10,000 Personnel Requirements hang tag or a peel-back label cultivation Percentage of ownership Labor peace agreement entry into the legal, regulated market 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market MCSB’s temporary license application dried flower licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers evidence of rehabilitation compliance with local jurisdiction Bond and Insurance Information product guidelines packaging and labeling requirements motor carrier permit some nutritional facts labels not be attractive basic nutritional information primary panel requirements THC levels volatile solvent mandated warning statements Local Issuing Authority tamper-evident Transport vehicles alarm system licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises shared-use manufacturing facilities testing laboratories California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis sales and/or consumption edible products Local Authorization Attachment opaque exit package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit definition of owner Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 ownership premises is not within a Government secondary package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information commercial cannabis 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In addition, Indoor cultivation Quality control personnel Adult-use Market Sanitize Department Pre-roll Unique identifier Component Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Allergen cross-contact Environmental pathogen Adequate Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Universal symbol infused pre-rolls CBD 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) Commercial cannabis activity Serving Microorganisms THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Cottage Indoor Immature plant Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Bureau Cannabis product Actual yield Quality control operation Type 10 (Retailer) Infusion Finished product Flowering Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Net weight Extraction Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Pathogen Primary panel Contact surface Lot Watts per square foot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 package flower or pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Theoretical yield Mixed-light Tier 2 Track-and-trace systems Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Mature plant Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Medium Indoor list of cannabis manufacturers Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Small Outdoor Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Outdoor Cultivation site Batch Manufacture Holding CBD from industrial hemp adulteration Premises Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pest Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Outdoor cultivation Type N – for infusions gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Mixed-light Tier 1 Processor Track and trace system Monitor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Package Canopy cannabis concentrates Topical cannabis product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) THC Ingredient MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Personnel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Informational panel Harvest Batch Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Product Identity Processing aid Nursery Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Small Indoor Manufacturer licensee UID Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Outdoor Nonvolatile solvent Labeling Preventive controls Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Raw material Cultivation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) In-process material Process infused butters and oils as concentrates alternate use of a manufacturing premises Applicant Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Qualified individual Mixed-light cultivation Distribution Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Allergen Medium Outdoor Volatile solvent Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Wet weight Specialty Indoor DPH-17-010E Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Quality Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Licensee Adulterated Request for Live Scan Dried flower track and trace system Hazard Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Kief Quarantine Validation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Edible cannabis product M-license and more.


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