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

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


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