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

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


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