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

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


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