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

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


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