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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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