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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 track and trace system Mycotoxins Testing licensed cannabis cultivators microbusinesses three cannabis licensing authorities Local Authorization Attachment licensing cannabis retailers cannabis sales and/or consumption Cannabis Manufacturing Microbusiness premises diagram MCSB’s temporary license application commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Criminal History finished product Industrial Hemp Advisory Board local jurisdiction recordkeeping Premises Diagram onsite consumption of cannabis goods primary panel requirements CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing at least 20% ownership interest re-sealable 2019 problems manned motor vehicle tobacco products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business security and cannabis waste disposal property for the commercial cannabis activity tamper-evident CDPH-9041 exception for testing laboratories 2019 revisions list of artificial food colorings regulatory framework Premises diagram Financial Interest Local Issuing Authority annual license application Business Organizational small product packaging Temporary event up to 4 days Business Information 2019 regulations commercial cannabis products minimum standards for extraction processes remove THC/CBD no added caffeine adult-use commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act A-license and an M-license Licensees Heavy Metals Testing CO2 and ethanol extractions Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult-use or both markets Completed Temporary License Application Form extraction CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis cultivation licensing hang tag or a peel-back label 2019 important information emergency regulations 2019 compliance nonlaboratory quality control valid waiver product formulation health claims Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation loop system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) concentrate some nutritional facts Transport vehicles alarm system Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale highly-concentrated oils or waxes meat and seafood, and other products allergen information Owner Temporary License Application manufacturing cannabis products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturer's name Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Track and Trace infusion licensing scheme compliance with regulations manufacturing practices sanitary and hazard-free environment Proposition 65 Water/Food-grade Dry Ice evidence of rehabilitation convicted of a substantially related crime commercial cannabis manufacturers secondary packaging informational panel A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer supply chain payable to the state of California Licensee Lookup Tool Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sales of cannabis goods 2019 recent news health impacts of cannabis Vehicle Requirements inhalable cannabis Premises Information Food-grade Butter/Oil potentially-hazardous foods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis identity of the product quality control Fingerprints secured area transportation of cannabis goods financial interest holder Extractions using CO2 Labor peace agreement labeling paper inserted into the packaging Operating Procedures temporary license Percentage of ownership capsules regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California surety bond licensed premises Retailer (nonstorefront) Distributor Transport Only must enter certain events product as a candy prohibited online licensing 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products separate applications periods of 90 days extensions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company exit packaging motor carrier permit transportation and security disposal Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) public health and safety conditional license CDTFA seller’s permit activity for a period of 120 days procedures for inventory control unique ID/batch number cultivation evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Carbon Dioxide (CO2) no infusion of nicotine cannabis event organizer license period of 120 days local jurisdiction’s requirements packaging limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Application Checklist 2019 resolutions A-licensees certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacture cannabis products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) The California Department of Public Health's cannabis adult-use products Mechanical Licensee Information Foreign Material Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls volatile solvent topicals Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Financial information THC levels contaminants destruction of cannabis goods Identifying information Temporary Cannabis Event chain of custody Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Public Records Act disclosure of all criminal convictions 120 days dried flower product guidelines cannabis training cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) compliance with local jurisdiction Local Authorization access to the area(s) no infusion of alcohol manufacturing activities retailers disposal and destruction methods operating premises manufacturers who package for other producers Terpenoids Testing 2019 laws Butane/Hexane/Propane medicinal and adult-use markets Physical address Retailer (Type 10) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2019 updates Manufacturing (non-volatile) hydrocarbon-based solvents designated structure onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods at least 99% purity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) basic nutritional information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Bond and Insurance Information shared-use manufacturing facilities Cultivation less than 10,000 Transition Period shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensed physical location (premises) supplemental label Cannabinoids Testing 600-foot radius of a school cannabis plants Live Scans for each owner licensing cannabis microbusinesses secondary package 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packaging opaque waste disposal public Licensee Lookup Tool pre-made or purchased loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 testing laboratories scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises written procedures for inventory control cannabis waste diagram of the business’s layout workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis cartoons state cannabis licensing distributors managing member Ethanol comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing labels not be attractive definition of owner aggregate interest of 20% or more LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Distributor transport Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 sampling standards an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturing opaque exit package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 600 foot radius of a school Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Department of Public Health Personnel Requirements 2019 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In addition, package flower or pre-rolls Bureau Indoor cultivation Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Distribution Monitor Specialty Indoor Request for Live Scan CBD from industrial hemp Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Cannabis product Department Adulterated Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pathogen Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Wet weight Small Indoor Pest Preventive controls Manufacturer licensee track and trace system Allergen cross-contact Nonmanufactured cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Personnel Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Universal symbol Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Primary panel Limited-access area THC infused pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) infused butters and oils as concentrates Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Unique identifier Type N – for infusions Type 12 (Microbusiness) Net weight Raw material Product Identity Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Hazard Commercial cannabis activity Flowering Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Nursery Processing aid Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Informational panel Lot Premises Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) In-process material Volatile solvent M-license Track and trace system Applicant adulteration Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 10 (Retailer) Labeling Sanitize Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Infusion Dried flower Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing Quality UID Kief Environmental pathogen Process Small Outdoor Allergen Quality control personnel CBD Medium Outdoor Specialty Cottage Indoor Edible cannabis product Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Outdoor cultivation Serving list of cannabis manufacturers Holding Processor Mixed-light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Theoretical yield 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) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Ingredient cannabis concentrates Actual yield Quality control operation Track-and-trace systems Immature plant Quarantine Finished product Medium Indoor Mature plant Microorganisms Qualified individual Licensee Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Contact surface Verification Proposition 65 warning statement Manufacture Adequate Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Batch Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents DPH-17-010E MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Cultivation Type 11 (Distributor) Package Watts per square foot Canopy Validation Specialty Outdoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Cultivation site Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light cultivation Extraction alternate use of a manufacturing premises Harvest Batch Pre-roll Nonvolatile solvent Adult-use Market Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) and more.


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