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

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


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