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

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


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