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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 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Vehicle Requirements labeling potentially-hazardous foods activity for a period of 120 days temporary license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Identifying information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business transporting cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing cannabis products 120 days MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal commercial cannabis activity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis market Seller’s permit number Terpenoids Testing disposal Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cannabis Manufacturing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale supply chain chain of custody Fingerprints manufacturers who package for other producers licensed physical location (premises) retailers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) finished product Local Issuing Authority Financial information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) required limits Category II Residual Pesticides Testing some nutritional facts Carbon Dioxide (CO2) procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories period of 120 days Butane/Hexane/Propane 2019 issues extraction Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 valid waiver cannabis training Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) health impacts of cannabis an officer or director of a cannabis business A-license and an M-license Personnel Requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Individual Owner Distributor transport inventory and quality control licensed premises licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises member manager Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Authorization Attachment good manufacturing practices Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis waste designated structure at least 99% purity Microbusiness small product packaging commercial kitchens Completed Temporary License Application Form annual license application Application Checklist Proposition 65 600 foot radius of a school Temporary License Application entry into the legal, regulated market CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial cannabis manufacturers regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis security public Licensee Lookup Tool Extractions using CO2 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products exit packaging primary panel requirements labels not be attractive mandated warning statements licensed cannabis cultivators child-resistant outer package product formulation cannabis plants supplemental label at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing practices edibles packaging opaque Criminal History medicinal and adult-use or both markets THC levels workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control written procedures for inventory control Licensee Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older Operating Procedures ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS online licensing system exception for testing laboratories local jurisdiction 2019 compliance amount of sodium commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) inhalable cannabis surety bond Track and Trace financial interest holder consumption of alcohol or tobacco Business Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis products licensed cannabis distributors Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application disposal and destruction methods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing The California Department of Public Health's 2019 updates evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises California Public Records Act remove THC/CBD Local Jurisdictions microbusinesses stickers medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing final form Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises motor carrier permit 2019 problems cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis cartoons California Department of Public Health Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacturing activities Business Organizational secondary package Cultivation less than 10,000 testing methods 2019 regulations volatile solvent cannabis industries Temporary License Application Information pre-made or purchased contaminant free transportation and security licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2019 resolutions local jurisdiction authorization meat and seafood, and other products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL compliance with regulations laboratory quality assurance 600-foot radius of a school conditional license CDPH-9041 Heavy Metals Testing re-sealable transportation Local Authorization track and trace system licensing cannabis distributors emergency regulations hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis sales and/or consumption tobacco products conducting quality assurance review Mycotoxins Testing secured area certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis event organizer license 2019 revisions 2019 new laws public health and safety manufacturing Cannabinoids Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package M-license Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Proposed Section 40133 sales of cannabis goods identity of the product manufacture cannabis products sanitary and hazard-free environment no added caffeine Manufacturing (non-volatile) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) opaque exit package three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling government warning statement label shipping manifest contaminants commercial cannabis activity Licensee Lookup Tool ownership premises is not within a Government property for the commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets product as a candy prohibited highly-concentrated oils or waxes hang tag or a peel-back label operating procedures manned motor vehicle license review process investment into a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls disclosure of all criminal convictions supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing list of artificial food colorings packaging quality control amount of THC content Percentage of ownership Premises Diagram basic nutritional information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) A-license ingredient list A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product guidelines Labor peace agreement capsules Transport vehicles alarm system the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) CDTFA seller’s permit medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together M-licensees 100 mg of THC per package Edibles– Products must enter certain events Bond and Insurance Information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving A-licensees edible products evidence of rehabilitation Premises Information Foreign Material Testing access to the area(s) destruction of cannabis goods Arranging for laboratory testing dried flower MCSB security and cannabis waste disposal CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (Type 10) Licensees Mechanical manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2019 important information separate applications adult-use commercial cannabis activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation carbohydrates and fat per serving 2019 proposed changes Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Ethanol waste disposal Physical address Type S share facility space infusion California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manufacturer's name Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) no infusion of nicotine state cannabis licensing distributors delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods structure and formation documents 2019 laws Form # CDPH-9041 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Moisture Content Testing secondary packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensing cannabis retailers operating premises Temporary Cannabis Event minimum standards for extraction processes premises diagram loan provided to a commercial cannabis business CO2 and ethanol extractions Bond in the amount of $5,000 loop system packaging and labeling requirements concentrate testing laboratories commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis adult-use products storage of cannabis goods immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery health claims licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers convicted of a substantially related crime compliance with local jurisdiction vape cartridges child-resistant packaging recordkeeping 2019 recent news waste management laws Financial Interest inventory allergen information cultivation protocol sampling standards 2019 fines sanitary workplaces regulatory framework informational panel Distributor Transport Only tamper-evident Transition Period Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin topicals payable to the state of California Live Scans for each owner tinctures transport cannabis goods to retailer purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit shared-use manufacturing facilities nonlaboratory quality control extracts definition of owner paper inserted into the packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more unique ID/batch number shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Premises diagram Temporary event up to 4 days Owner local jurisdiction’s requirements periods of 90 days extensions testing of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout licensing scheme alcoholic beverages testing lab managing member sugar Food-grade Butter/Oil three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensed cannabis manufacturers Retailer (nonstorefront) requiring refrigeration medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity and more.

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


Last updated on December 13, 2019



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