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

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


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