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

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


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