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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2019



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