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

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


Last updated on September 13, 2019



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