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

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


Last updated on August 20, 2019



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