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

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


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