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

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


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