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

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


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