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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 product formulation Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing protocol transportation and security waste disposal informational panel inventory licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products operating procedures Licensees Owner testing laboratories Criminal History Percentage of ownership Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles paper inserted into the packaging infusion license review process structure and formation documents laboratory quality assurance regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California unique ID/batch number topicals regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis managing member Type S share facility space MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH definition of owner 2018 recent news compliance with local jurisdiction carbohydrates and fat per serving conditional license The California Department of Public Health's designated structure child-resistant outer package Food-grade Butter/Oil 2018 important information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) microbusinesses destruction of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis industries finished product CDPH-issued universal symbol Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements local jurisdiction authorization opaque exit package highly-concentrated oils or waxes Ethanol premises diagram Extractions using CO2 operating premises Bond and Insurance Information equity interest in a commercial cannabis business annual license application extraction 2018 problems M-licensees licensing cannabis distributors three cannabis licensing authorities highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Butane/Hexane/Propane exit packaging onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods required limits alcoholic beverages health claims M-license loop system retailers Mycotoxins Testing emergency regulations Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products some nutritional facts Application Checklist quality control regulatory framework CDTFA seller’s permit distributors Local Authorization licensing scheme Premises diagram licensed cannabis distributors cannabis adult-use products manufacturer's name Foreign Material Testing Physical address 600-foot radius of a school shared-use manufacturing facilities temporary license transport cannabis goods to retailer onsite consumption of cannabis goods supplemental label Premises Information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary event up to 4 days Manufacturing (non-volatile) A-licensees Temporary License Application Proposed Section 40133 The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license extracts access to the area(s) 2018 updates limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Premises Diagram valid waiver 2018 new laws edible products transportation of cannabis goods aggregate interest of 20% or more sanitary and hazard-free environment licensing cannabis microbusinesses at least 99% purity sanitary workplaces state cannabis licensing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Temporary License Application Information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Financial information Transition Period contaminants Business Organizational medicinal commercial cannabis activity disclosure of all criminal convictions commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis products certified by a California-licensed engineer health impacts of cannabis volatile solvent Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) periods of 90 days extensions cannabis market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch online licensing system Licensee Lookup Tool adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminant free amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package financial interest holder final form property for the commercial cannabis activity transportation ownership premises is not within a Government must enter certain events government warning statement label Identifying information Local Jurisdictions Distributor transport local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations consumption of alcohol or tobacco an officer or director of a cannabis business Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Local Authorization Attachment Terpenoids Testing Business Information Local Issuing Authority Bond in the amount of $5,000 investment into a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling exception for testing laboratories cannabis waste licensing cannabis retailers entry into the legal, regulated market Retailer (nonstorefront) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2018 regulations evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturers who package for other producers ingredient list local jurisdiction 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cultivation inventory and quality control sales of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older commercial cannabis manufacturing in California payable to the state of California 2018 laws MCSB pre-made or purchased inhalable cannabis manufacturing 2018 fines Form # CDPH-9041 Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis cultivation licensing Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) dried flower storage of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit secured area Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) security Retailer (Type 10) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together child-resistant packaging medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity public Licensee Lookup Tool Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 THC levels Track and Trace minimum standards for extraction processes Distributor Transport Only Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Temporary Cannabis Event motor carrier permit Carbon Dioxide (CO2) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act list of artificial food colorings Arranging for laboratory testing testing of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application hydrocarbon-based solvents convicted of a substantially related crime Licensee Information disposal and destruction methods Cannabinoids Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form requiring refrigeration Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL small product packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption Fingerprints Category II Residual Pesticides Testing vape cartridges cannabis plants Cannabis Manufacturing member manager licensed cannabis manufacturers disposal testing lab no added caffeine 120 days 2018 resolutions transporting cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) commercial cannabis activity Moisture Content Testing diagram of the business’s layout shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company tinctures medicinal and adult-use or both markets period of 120 days compliance with regulations cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manned motor vehicle Vehicle Requirements licensed physical location (premises) supply chain 100 mg of THC per package amount of THC content California Department of Public Health Cultivation less than 10,000 California Public Records Act persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business evidence of rehabilitation mandated warning statements good manufacturing practices Edibles– Products CO2 and ethanol extractions track and trace system commercial kitchens testing methods at least 20% ownership interest Microbusiness ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS written procedures for inventory control Seller’s permit number Mechanical no infusion of nicotine 600 foot radius of a school manufacture cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal 2018 issues labels not be attractive shipping manifest Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 identity of the product commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing sampling standards activity for a period of 120 days Proposition 65 nonlaboratory quality control public health and safety re-sealable Industrial Hemp Advisory Board ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis event organizer license cannabis cartoons Personnel Requirements separate applications meat and seafood, and other products potentially-hazardous foods cannabis training product as a candy prohibited chain of custody stickers licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Labor peace agreement conducting quality assurance review manufacturing activities procedures for inventory control labeling Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing licensed cannabis cultivators Operating Procedures secondary package product guidelines Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) A-license and an M-license Live Scans for each owner CDPH-9041 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing edibles packaging opaque Transport vehicles alarm system recordkeeping tamper-evident licensed premises sugar basic nutritional information purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands three state cannabis-licensing authorities concentrate packaging manufacturing cannabis products waste management laws amount of sodium hang tag or a peel-back label 2018 proposed changes medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2018 revisions capsules no infusion of alcohol 2018 compliance tobacco products surety bond Heavy Metals Testing Financial Interest limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package primary panel requirements secondary packaging packaging and labeling requirements remove THC/CBD allergen information and more.

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


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