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

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


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