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

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


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