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

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


Last updated on August 11, 2018



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