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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:



Resources:
Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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