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

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


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