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

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

Last updated on October 18, 2019

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