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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2019



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