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

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


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