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

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


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