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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 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS exception for testing laboratories MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Water/Food-grade Dry Ice local jurisdiction’s requirements Fingerprints Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) packaging and labeling California Public Records Act certified by a California-licensed engineer regulatory framework LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Manufacturing (non-volatile) highly-concentrated oils or waxes A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions quality control manned motor vehicle Transport vehicles alarm system highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division license review process licensed physical location (premises) cultivation THC levels licensed premises waste management laws microbusinesses Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis manufacturers Cannabis Manufacturing stickers manufacturers who package for other producers entry into the legal, regulated market Local Jurisdictions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations labeling shipping manifest edibles packaging opaque Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) disposal and destruction methods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods annual license application Retailer (nonstorefront) product as a candy prohibited evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery public health and safety 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market vape cartridges retailers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) storage of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices health impacts of cannabis written procedures for inventory control financial interest holder conditional license requiring refrigeration Cultivation less than 10,000 transporting cannabis goods security limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Financial Interest Licensee Lookup Tool workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control valid waiver manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Bond in the amount of $5,000 sanitary workplaces diagram of the business’s layout Moisture Content Testing testing lab payable to the state of California Licensees Local Authorization cannabis plants persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Local Issuing Authority 2018 resolutions informational panel Extractions using CO2 opaque exit package at least 20% ownership interest meat and seafood, and other products M-license licensed cannabis cultivators Terpenoids Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving definition of owner licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity evidence of rehabilitation medicinal commercial cannabis activity A-license adult-use commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space track and trace system 2018 updates inventory and quality control Operating Procedures MCSB paper inserted into the packaging chain of custody temporary license minimum standards for extraction processes sugar 2018 compliance cannabis event organizer license 2018 recent news loan provided to a commercial cannabis business dried flower supplemental label basic nutritional information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation transportation of cannabis goods product formulation transportation identity of the product Premises Information amount of sodium 120 days 2018 regulations Individual Owner shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis waste 2018 fines MCSB’s temporary license application aggregate interest of 20% or more delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors Category I Residual Pesticides Testing topicals premises diagram testing laboratories consumption of alcohol or tobacco alcoholic beverages Ethanol property for the commercial cannabis activity Distributor transport Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Temporary event up to 4 days licensing scheme Local Authorization Attachment CDPH-issued universal symbol Track and Trace supply chain Category II Residual Pesticides Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Cannabinoids Testing no infusion of nicotine cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale tamper-evident Premises Diagram medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing periods of 90 days extensions manufacturing cannabis products 2018 problems extraction cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use or both markets member manager purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands waste disposal child-resistant packaging Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Transition Period contaminants Microbusiness distributors Temporary License Application remove THC/CBD transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) destruction of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products extracts local jurisdiction Premises diagram 2018 proposed changes Food-grade Butter/Oil CDPH-9041 no added caffeine Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) health claims cannabis market licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers loop system security and cannabis waste disposal separate applications packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls state cannabis licensing recordkeeping volatile solvent edible products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) procedures for inventory control shared-use manufacturing facilities the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2018 new laws commercial cannabis manufacturers three cannabis licensing authorities commercial kitchens Distributor Transport Only manufacturer's name an officer or director of a cannabis business packaging access to the area(s) Completed Temporary License Application Form operating procedures Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing tinctures transportation and security sanitary and hazard-free environment medicinal and adult-use markets structure and formation documents motor carrier permit California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial cannabis manufacturing Foreign Material Testing Percentage of ownership finished product Temporary License Application Information conducting quality assurance review licensed cannabis distributors labels not be attractive The California Department of Public Health's Arranging for laboratory testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products concentrate Bond and Insurance Information 2018 important information operating premises secured area secondary package investment into a commercial cannabis business A-license and an M-license pre-made or purchased amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Application Checklist Proposed Section 40133 public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis sales and/or consumption 2018 revisions surety bond Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDTFA seller’s permit disclosure of all criminal convictions Heavy Metals Testing capsules Business Information activity for a period of 120 days must enter certain events manufacturing activities product guidelines primary panel requirements sales of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime commercial cannabis activity ingredient list manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) secondary packaging protocol The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 100 mg of THC per package limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Edibles– Products 600-foot radius of a school sampling standards small product packaging licensing cannabis retailers Live Scans for each owner Temporary Cannabis Event cannabis adult-use products onsite consumption of cannabis goods allergen information disposal Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods at least 99% purity Business Organizational amount of THC content manufacture cannabis products Financial information cannabis cultivation licensing mandated warning statements Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Labor peace agreement government warning statement label period of 120 days hang tag or a peel-back label compliance with regulations potentially-hazardous foods ownership premises is not within a Government licensing cannabis microbusinesses list of artificial food colorings local jurisdiction authorization regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2018 issues child-resistant outer package nonlaboratory quality control 600 foot radius of a school Personnel Requirements Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 testing methods Proposition 65 compliance with local jurisdiction contaminant free A-licensees equity interest in a commercial cannabis business three state cannabis-licensing authorities final form Butane/Hexane/Propane infusion persons 21 years of age or older Owner Seller’s permit number testing of cannabis goods manufacturing some nutritional facts scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 online licensing system Mycotoxins Testing Vehicle Requirements emergency regulations Form # CDPH-9041 inventory Licensee Information 2018 laws Identifying information Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) designated structure no infusion of alcohol packaging and labeling requirements comply with all packaging and labeling requirements California Department of Public Health inhalable cannabis Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis training Physical address Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 M-licensees tobacco products Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Criminal History commercial cannabis products re-sealable required limits cannabis industries BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Mechanical Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates exit packaging laboratory quality assurance managing member and more.

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


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