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

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


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