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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 security and cannabis waste disposal nonlaboratory quality control an officer or director of a cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 2020 proposed changes A-licensees licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Bond and Insurance Information primary panel requirements workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control sanitary workplaces commercial cannabis manufacturing activity testing of cannabis goods supply chain Category I Residual Pesticides Testing amount of THC content Type S share facility space investment into a commercial cannabis business capsules premises diagram Business Information identity of the product extraction Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensed premises access to the area(s) informational panel financial interest holder Category II Residual Pesticides Testing paper inserted into the packaging topicals hydrocarbon-based solvents track and trace system waste management laws health impacts of cannabis Live Scans for each owner Licensee Lookup Tool annual license application licensing cannabis microbusinesses labeling conditional license laboratory quality assurance government warning statement label 2020 regulations contaminant free local jurisdiction inventory required limits Industrial Hemp Advisory Board three cannabis licensing authorities highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin A-license commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 resolutions cannabis cartoons valid waiver commercial cannabis manufacturing Butane/Hexane/Propane compliance with regulations CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Retailer (nonstorefront) potentially-hazardous foods child-resistant outer package no infusion of alcohol shared-use manufacturing facilities Labor peace agreement MCSB shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company CO2 and ethanol extractions convicted of a substantially related crime Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) final form commercial cannabis manufacturing in California secondary package Premises Information three state cannabis-licensing authorities persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises at least 20% ownership interest structure and formation documents 2020 problems Criminal History licensing scheme medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing license review process Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) some nutritional facts Cultivation less than 10,000 transportation Temporary License Application Information secured area Track and Trace public Licensee Lookup Tool licensed cannabis cultivators 2020 fines Application Checklist procedures for inventory control managing member Financial Interest inventory and quality control amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing practices Personnel Requirements Local Jurisdictions medicinal and adult-use markets Temporary License Application licensed cannabis manufacturers list of artificial food colorings transportation and security Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis training local jurisdiction authorization emergency regulations exit packaging Arranging for laboratory testing infusion LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS storage of cannabis goods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH diagram of the business’s layout tamper-evident Terpenoids Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Business Organizational no infusion of nicotine Manufacturing (non-volatile) CDPH-issued universal symbol manufacturing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands entry into the legal, regulated market temporary license small product packaging must enter certain events ownership premises is not within a Government carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis adult-use products compliance with local jurisdiction loop system re-sealable waste disposal Water/Food-grade Dry Ice activity for a period of 120 days California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Premises diagram The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Cannabis Manufacturing local jurisdiction’s requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes Cannabinoids Testing packaging licensing cannabis retailers Transition Period chain of custody Local Authorization 2020 compliance Moisture Content Testing Heavy Metals Testing cannabis cultivation licensing Owner The California Department of Public Health's alcoholic beverages BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL periods of 90 days extensions medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity disposal aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis market Mycotoxins Testing secondary packaging state cannabis licensing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) contaminants Identifying information certified by a California-licensed engineer supplemental label conducting quality assurance review Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use or both markets evidence of rehabilitation licensed physical location (premises) Foreign Material Testing good manufacturing practices 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing exception for testing laboratories licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis industries requiring refrigeration Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) microbusinesses Temporary Cannabis Event Local Issuing Authority opaque exit package manned motor vehicle member manager Ethanol definition of owner CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) packaging and labeling at least 99% purity meat and seafood, and other products packaging and labeling requirements motor carrier permit vape cartridges Retailer (Type 10) disposal and destruction methods 120 days 600 foot radius of a school equity interest in a commercial cannabis business loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2020 important information no added caffeine 2020 updates protocol quality control licensing cannabis distributors regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis hang tag or a peel-back label Fingerprints Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensed cannabis distributors pre-made or purchased Operating Procedures 600-foot radius of a school adult-use commercial cannabis activity Mechanical product guidelines shipping manifest Temporary event up to 4 days testing lab cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Form # CDPH-9041 retailers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 product formulation manufacturing activities Seller’s permit number THC levels Carbon Dioxide (CO2) finished product Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) concentrate recordkeeping 2020 issues sanitary and hazard-free environment extracts persons 21 years of age or older manufacturers who package for other producers 2020 new laws testing methods Licensees operating premises separate applications inhalable cannabis MCSB’s temporary license application disclosure of all criminal convictions onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Edibles– Products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 laws Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis waste sugar onsite consumption of cannabis goods surety bond payable to the state of California Distributor Transport Only period of 120 days public health and safety distributors labels not be attractive edible products Transport vehicles alarm system designated structure Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together sales of cannabis goods cannabis sales and/or consumption cannabis event organizer license Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) mandated warning statements 100 mg of THC per package volatile solvent health claims CDPH-9041 sampling standards Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) A-license and an M-license Licensee Information California Department of Public Health shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit testing laboratories medicinal commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name Proposition 65 ingredient list Financial information Local Authorization Attachment 2020 revisions A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity tobacco products amount of sodium Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis activity Physical address minimum standards for extraction processes unique ID/batch number Premises Diagram Microbusiness 2020 recent news written procedures for inventory control regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transportation of cannabis goods basic nutritional information commercial kitchens Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing edibles packaging opaque comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis plants local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Extractions using CO2 remove THC/CBD CDTFA seller’s permit Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch M-licensees M-license consumption of alcohol or tobacco Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods tinctures operating procedures security Percentage of ownership cultivation transport cannabis goods to retailer regulatory framework Bond in the amount of $5,000 Individual Owner Distributor transport stickers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories online licensing system scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis products product as a candy prohibited allergen information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving California Public Records Act Vehicle Requirements ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing cannabis products child-resistant packaging Completed Temporary License Application Form dried flower and more.

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


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