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

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


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