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

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


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