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

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


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