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

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


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