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

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


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