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

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


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