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

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


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