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

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

Last updated on June 21, 2019

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