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

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


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