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

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


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