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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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extensions at least 20% ownership interest 2020 revisions procedures for inventory control Local Issuing Authority Type S share facility space health claims onsite consumption of cannabis goods tobacco products evidence of rehabilitation licensed cannabis manufacturers conducting quality assurance review MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis adult-use products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensed premises Transition Period CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 fines track and trace system limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package period of 120 days Microbusiness Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 recent news testing of cannabis goods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Vehicle Requirements Temporary License Application A-license edible products Temporary event up to 4 days packaging good manufacturing practices list of artificial food colorings Edibles– Products public health and safety Mycotoxins Testing 2020 regulations 2020 resolutions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis plants conditional license storage of cannabis goods primary panel requirements tinctures motor carrier permit Individual Owner certified by a California-licensed engineer Form # CDPH-9041 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only temporary license M-license supply chain requiring refrigeration MCSB Cannabinoids Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) minimum standards for extraction processes at least 99% purity Owner cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of sodium microbusinesses vape cartridges regulatory framework no infusion of nicotine delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Application Checklist local jurisdiction’s requirements mandated warning statements concentrate Bond and Insurance Information Cannabis Manufacturing dried flower no infusion of alcohol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 laws Proposition 65 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) finished product Transport vehicles alarm system Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch pre-made or purchased Food-grade Butter/Oil written procedures for inventory control Local Authorization Attachment child-resistant outer package compliance with regulations annual license application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) California Department of Public Health loan provided to a commercial cannabis business exception for testing laboratories Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 commercial cannabis manufacturers Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Licensees convicted of a substantially related crime small product packaging Premises diagram amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cultivation ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary Cannabis Event destruction of cannabis goods infusion cannabis training recordkeeping 2020 new laws onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Financial Interest disposal and destruction methods inhalable cannabis definition of owner shipping manifest Extractions using CO2 required limits CDTFA seller’s permit activity for a period of 120 days amount of THC content Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market member manager no added caffeine Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) M-licensees local jurisdiction authorization cannabis event organizer license Percentage of ownership Category I Residual Pesticides Testing laboratory quality assurance Heavy Metals Testing Moisture Content Testing Local Authorization allergen information must enter certain events shared-use manufacturing facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manufacturers who package for other producers public Licensee Lookup Tool local jurisdiction comply with all packaging and labeling requirements testing lab The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) online licensing system testing laboratories packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls structure and formation documents Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult-use or both markets premises diagram licensing scheme operating procedures transporting cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Proposed Section 40133 managing member sanitary workplaces extracts health impacts of cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL property for the commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Arranging for laboratory testing commercial cannabis products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products transportation Fingerprints unique ID/batch number valid waiver entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis cultivation licensing testing methods Physical address retailers meat and seafood, and other products disposal The California Department of Public Health's 2020 proposed changes exit packaging product formulation commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control 600-foot radius of a school contaminants cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) contaminant free Cultivation less than 10,000 CO2 and ethanol extractions ingredient list an officer or director of a cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit transport cannabis goods to retailer Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Ethanol A-licensees sales of cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Premises Information persons 21 years of age or older identity of the product Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division secondary package medicinal and adult-use markets stickers Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis activity child-resistant packaging Personnel Requirements manufacturing cannabis products Licensee Lookup Tool purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2020 compliance commercial cannabis manufacturing in California adult-use commercial cannabis activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) A-license and an M-license 2020 issues hydrocarbon-based solvents BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis cartoons alcoholic beverages tamper-evident sampling standards product guidelines manufacturing activities security and cannabis waste disposal secured area licensed physical location (premises) THC levels security labeling volatile solvent opaque exit package Live Scans for each owner Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control re-sealable California Department of Public Health (CDPH) informational panel licensing cannabis retailers cannabis waste Track and Trace manufacturing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice transportation of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions California Public Records Act 120 days consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing cannabis distributors 2020 problems ownership premises is not within a Government quality control Financial information Criminal History aggregate interest of 20% or more labels not be attractive Premises Diagram edibles packaging opaque Retailer (Type 10) final form inventory licensed cannabis cultivators three cannabis licensing authorities distributors emergency regulations loop system financial interest holder investment into a commercial cannabis business chain of custody Temporary License Application Information disclosure of all criminal convictions some nutritional facts equity interest in a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin hang tag or a peel-back label Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis industries regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis product as a candy prohibited supplemental label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 100 mg of THC per package MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Identifying information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) designated structure carbohydrates and fat per serving licensing cannabis microbusinesses paper inserted into the packaging Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Retailer (nonstorefront) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation medicinal commercial cannabis activity Mechanical 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In addition, Quality control operation Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Component Theoretical yield Processing aid CBD Primary panel Infusion Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Sanitize Manufacture Cannabis product Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Pest gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA track and trace system Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Unique identifier In-process material Nonvolatile solvent Lot Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Pathogen Dried flower Adequate Type 10 (Retailer) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) UID Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Quarantine adulteration Allergen cross-contact Specialty Outdoor Indoor cultivation Type 11 (Distributor) Volatile solvent Finished product MCSB 90-day extension periods Processing Department M-license Mature plant Type N – for infusions Monitor Nursery 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) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Preventive controls Type 12 (Microbusiness) Commercial cannabis activity Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Validation Batch list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Ingredient Verification Kief Small Indoor Bureau Product Identity Type P – for packaging and labeling only Universal symbol Watts per square foot CBD from industrial hemp Extraction Labeling Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Processor Package Topical cannabis product Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Harvest Batch Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Process Licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Hazard Specialty Cottage Outdoor Applicant Quality Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Wet weight Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Limited-access area Personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Canopy Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Adulterated Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Request for Live Scan Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) THC Track-and-trace systems cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Raw material Track and trace system Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) cannabis concentrates Medium Indoor Cultivation Manufacturer licensee Premises Quality control personnel Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Outdoor Serving Contact surface Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Adult-use Market Informational panel Microorganisms Immature plant Environmental pathogen Allergen Actual yield Pre-roll Specialty Cottage Indoor Flowering infused butters and oils as concentrates Small Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cultivation site Qualified individual package flower or pre-rolls Net weight Mixed-light cultivation Distribution Proposition 65 warning statement DPH-17-010E Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 Edible cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Holding and more.


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