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

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


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