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

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

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

Last updated on June 21, 2018

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