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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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

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

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