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

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


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