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

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


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