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

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


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