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

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


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