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

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


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