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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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persons 21 years of age or older tobacco products local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram microbusinesses inventory and quality control Local Authorization Attachment manufacturing waste disposal Seller’s permit number Foreign Material Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 100 mg of THC per package Live Scans for each owner disposal and destruction methods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) three cannabis licensing authorities MCSB Local Authorization allergen information conditional license transportation and security ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 20% ownership interest limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2019 proposed changes highly-concentrated oils or waxes packaging and labeling loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use markets Water/Food-grade Dry Ice storage of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco evidence of rehabilitation transportation waste management laws 2019 fines testing lab compliance with local jurisdiction Financial Interest emergency regulations transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity no infusion of nicotine small product packaging alcoholic beverages manufacturing activities cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale exit packaging 600 foot radius of a school compliance with regulations Mycotoxins Testing track and trace system manufacturing practices Cultivation less than 10,000 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products convicted of a substantially related crime Bond in the amount of $5,000 security 2019 revisions CDPH-issued universal symbol 2019 recent news Distributor transport list of artificial food colorings local jurisdiction authorization annual license application Business Information contaminant free amount of THC content product guidelines licensed cannabis distributors Financial information concentrate persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial cannabis products Terpenoids Testing cannabis industries Criminal History disposal nonlaboratory quality control supply chain chain of custody Cannabinoids Testing meat and seafood, and other products loop system temporary license cultivation MCSB’s temporary license application operating procedures entry into the legal, regulated market Individual Owner Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2019 laws Microbusiness 2019 regulations government warning statement label Temporary event up to 4 days tinctures good manufacturing practices California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Track and Trace product as a candy prohibited cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL carbohydrates and fat per serving LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensed physical location (premises) The California Department of Public Health's transportation of cannabis goods capsules shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company infusion child-resistant packaging separate applications informational panel Licensee Information required limits premises diagram testing laboratories Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transport vehicles alarm system Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary License Application surety bond onsite consumption of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities dried flower Business Organizational cannabis training cannabis cartoons Arranging for laboratory testing commercial kitchens shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensed premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises inhalable cannabis workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis 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Licensee Lookup Tool identity of the product medicinal commercial cannabis activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation distributors local jurisdiction’s requirements re-sealable operating premises labeling testing methods CDTFA seller’s permit A-license and an M-license comply with all packaging and labeling requirements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conducting quality assurance review Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing finished product Operating Procedures aggregate interest of 20% or more state cannabis licensing laboratory quality assurance motor carrier permit edible products Heavy Metals Testing inventory CO2 and ethanol extractions Food-grade Butter/Oil ownership premises is not within a Government diagram of the business’s layout health claims valid waiver regulatory framework Proposition 65 requiring refrigeration financial interest holder disclosure of all criminal convictions retailers secured area unique ID/batch number The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Owner written procedures for inventory control cannabis market potentially-hazardous foods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity hydrocarbon-based solvents payable to the state of California Vehicle Requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) Proposed Section 40133 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions must enter certain events Fingerprints health impacts of cannabis remove THC/CBD pre-made or purchased Personnel Requirements A-license 2019 updates Type S share facility space licensing cannabis distributors supplemental label sales of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) edibles packaging opaque Temporary License Application Information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market volatile solvent mandated warning statements licensed cannabis manufacturers cannabis waste Cannabis Manufacturing Identifying information local jurisdiction 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In addition, Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Infusion cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Proposition 65 warning statement Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) infused pre-rolls Outdoor cultivation Monitor Pre-roll Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) UID Adulterated Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control operation DPH-17-010E THC Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Canopy Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Preventive controls MCSB 90-day extension periods Nonvolatile solvent Type P – for packaging and labeling only Actual yield Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) M-license Primary panel adulteration Holding Theoretical yield Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving Verification Flowering Environmental pathogen Allergen Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Track-and-trace systems Pest Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Medium Indoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Premises Limited-access area Type N – for infusions Hazard Net weight Distribution Process Commercial cannabis activity Informational panel Type 12 (Microbusiness) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Manufacturer licensee Sanitize Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Component Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Wet weight Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Batch Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents alternate use of a manufacturing premises infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Personnel Processing Manufacture Adult-use Market Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processor Small Indoor Quality control personnel Ingredient Department Quality Request for Live Scan Universal symbol Nursery track and trace system Specialty Outdoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Outdoor Dried flower Specialty Indoor Track and trace system Immature plant Indoor cultivation Bureau Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Outdoor Kief Adequate Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Finished product In-process material Lot CBD Mixed-light Tier 1 Licensee cannabis concentrates Microorganisms Watts per square foot list of cannabis manufacturers Validation Specialty Cottage Outdoor Quarantine Unique identifier 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) Contact surface Qualified individual Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Cultivation site Allergen cross-contact CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Raw material Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Volatile solvent package flower or pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Product Identity Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Extraction Labeling Harvest Batch Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Topical cannabis product Cultivation Cannabis product Pathogen Mixed-light Tier 2 Mature plant Applicant Package Mixed-light cultivation Processing aid Type 10 (Retailer) Edible cannabis product and more.


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