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

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


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