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

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


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