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

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


Last updated on June 17, 2019



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