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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


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Application Cannabis Manufacturing labels not be attractive Transition Period manufacturer's name microbusinesses cannabis cultivation licensing storage of cannabis goods list of artificial food colorings 2018 fines 600-foot radius of a school paper inserted into the packaging pre-made or purchased meat and seafood, and other products Financial information property for the commercial cannabis activity Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Terpenoids Testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 100 mg of THC per package local jurisdiction cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Premises Information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis operating premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) conditional license security and cannabis waste disposal commercial kitchens CDTFA seller’s permit A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity destruction of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers secondary packaging Vehicle Requirements required limits exit packaging definition of owner licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers payable to the state of California some nutritional facts supplemental label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacture cannabis products valid waiver retailers ownership premises is not within a Government exception for testing laboratories quality control investment into a commercial cannabis business disclosure of all criminal convictions at least 99% purity procedures for inventory control California Department of Public Health persons 21 years of age or older member manager surety bond tinctures Percentage of ownership Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates health claims hydrocarbon-based solvents contaminants topicals A-license Application Checklist Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale good manufacturing practices The California Department of Public Health's Retailer (Type 10) track and trace system access to the area(s) Personnel Requirements BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products dried flower Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Track and Trace local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations structure and formation documents vape cartridges transport cannabis goods to retailer waste management laws Heavy Metals Testing basic nutritional information edible products scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises potentially-hazardous foods compliance with regulations public Licensee Lookup Tool highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis distributors health impacts of cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 California Public Records Act state cannabis licensing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) no added caffeine product formulation medicinal commercial cannabis activity Extractions using CO2 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis event organizer license mandated warning statements evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Microbusiness secondary package 2018 regulations waste disposal regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) identity of the product tamper-evident immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 120 days packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls testing lab Owner packaging and labeling activity for a period of 120 days medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together motor carrier permit Premises Diagram licensed cannabis manufacturers manufacturing activities three cannabis licensing authorities Cultivation less than 10,000 Distributor Transport Only entry into the legal, regulated market requiring refrigeration nonlaboratory quality control infusion commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial cannabis products recordkeeping Type S share facility space compliance with local jurisdiction Fingerprints operating procedures MCSB’s temporary license application M-license Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) aggregate interest of 20% or more Financial Interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CO2 and ethanol extractions distributors supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Ethanol Distributor transport Form # CDPH-9041 shared-use manufacturing facilities 2018 laws written procedures for inventory control evidence of rehabilitation Mycotoxins Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals 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important information 2018 recent news carbohydrates and fat per serving Seller’s permit number medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shipping manifest tobacco products commercial cannabis manufacturing 600 foot radius of a school inventory Category I Residual Pesticides Testing at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing cannabis products Premises diagram limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sanitary workplaces Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act testing of cannabis goods Physical address Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch alcoholic beverages public health and safety 2018 problems testing laboratories Licensee Information premises diagram limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package A-license and an M-license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Manufacturing (non-volatile) informational panel Mechanical small product packaging protocol period of 120 days medicinal and adult-use markets transportation 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In addition, Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Adequate Validation Allergen Track and trace system Request for Live Scan Distribution infused pre-rolls Monitor Type P – for packaging and labeling only cannabis concentrates Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 10 (Retailer) adulteration Adult-use Market Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock DPH-17-010E Ingredient Applicant Bureau 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) Commercial cannabis activity Personnel Track-and-trace systems Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid In-process material Proposition 65 warning statement products similar to traditional food products prohibited Nursery Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) CBD Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving Quality Qualified individual Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Mixed-light cultivation Verification Hazard Manufacture Outdoor cultivation Type 12 (Microbusiness) infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quality control operation Licensee Universal symbol Infusion Type N – for infusions UID Small Outdoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Volatile solvent CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding Canopy Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Sanitize Specialty Indoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Quality control personnel M-license Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Pest Premises Allergen cross-contact Quarantine Watts per square foot Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Net weight Immature plant Mature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cannabis product Labeling Raw material MCSB 90-day extension periods Adulterated Processor Department Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Product Identity Medium Indoor track and trace system Processing cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only package flower or pre-rolls Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 11 (Distributor) Primary panel Lot Specialty Cottage Outdoor Kief Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Indoor cultivation Batch Dried flower Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Contact surface Medium Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Pathogen Unique identifier THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Small Indoor Microorganisms Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pre-roll Limited-access area Environmental pathogen Package Harvest Batch Component Preventive controls Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Topical cannabis product THC Informational panel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cultivation site Flowering Process Edible cannabis product Finished product Extraction Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Cultivation Manufacturer licensee Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Theoretical yield Specialty Cottage Indoor Nonvolatile solvent Mixed-light Tier 2 Wet weight and more.


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