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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS carbohydrates and fat per serving mandated warning statements manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Microbusiness procedures for inventory control convicted of a substantially related crime comply with all packaging and labeling requirements final form opaque exit package Business Information local jurisdiction’s requirements 2018 regulations temporary license commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-9041 Licensees basic nutritional information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Foreign Material Testing small product packaging manufacturing contaminants CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL vape cartridges ingredient list no infusion of nicotine A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis manufacturers extraction quality control sanitary and hazard-free environment hydrocarbon-based solvents testing methods product as a candy prohibited Arranging for laboratory testing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Percentage of ownership nonlaboratory quality control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories security and cannabis waste disposal cannabis sales and/or consumption Type S share facility space Retailer (Type 10) written procedures for inventory control at least 20% ownership interest period of 120 days Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Retailer (nonstorefront) public health and safety dried flower Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) California Public Records Act Manufacturing (non-volatile) concentrate packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Premises Diagram testing lab Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) testing laboratories designated structure 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Industrial Hemp Advisory Board loop system 2018 resolutions separate applications secondary package Fingerprints 2018 laws onsite consumption of cannabis goods Operating Procedures Temporary Cannabis Event packaging and labeling emergency regulations Vehicle Requirements annual license application chain of custody transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2018 recent news Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis industries Bond and Insurance Information list of artificial food colorings financial interest holder Terpenoids Testing Local Issuing Authority compliance with regulations immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery medicinal and adult-use markets BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2018 proposed changes license review process manufacturers who package for other producers ownership premises is not within a Government allergen information no added caffeine cannabis training periods of 90 days extensions A-licensees packaging certified by a California-licensed engineer member manager microbusinesses stickers Proposition 65 infusion loan provided to a commercial cannabis business shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company child-resistant outer package product guidelines diagram of the business’s layout Individual Owner operating premises remove THC/CBD licensing cannabis retailers licensed premises supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products recordkeeping commercial kitchens Premises Information secondary packaging transportation and security Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensed cannabis distributors child-resistant packaging Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2018 revisions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cultivation Mycotoxins Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 600 foot radius of a school Seller’s permit number sampling standards Financial information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2018 fines onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions must enter certain events evidence of rehabilitation health impacts of cannabis no infusion of alcohol licensed cannabis cultivators requiring refrigeration Temporary event up to 4 days Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) inventory Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Local Jurisdictions operating procedures aggregate interest of 20% or more waste disposal licensed physical location (premises) meat and seafood, and other products exception for testing laboratories Water/Food-grade Dry Ice secured area compliance with local jurisdiction online licensing system local jurisdiction authorization M-license Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Moisture Content Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) CO2 and ethanol extractions conditional license valid waiver public Licensee Lookup Tool licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers exit packaging investment into a commercial cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 distributors packaging and labeling requirements Mechanical transportation of cannabis goods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Local Authorization cannabis market inhalable cannabis Criminal History track and trace system persons 21 years of age or older Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Edibles– Products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2018 compliance tamper-evident required limits testing of 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licensing cannabis distributors extracts surety bond laboratory quality assurance capsules M-licensees edible products Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division THC levels amount of sodium California Department of Public Health (CDPH) highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis waste Premises diagram waste management laws Temporary License Application three state cannabis-licensing authorities Distributor transport CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing alcoholic beverages licensing scheme disposal good manufacturing practices Butane/Hexane/Propane medicinal commercial cannabis activity conducting quality assurance review shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit primary panel requirements Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 edibles packaging opaque cannabis cartoons inventory and quality control Cannabis Manufacturing cannabis plants Licensee Lookup Tool Identifying information Cultivation less than 10,000 Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Department of Public Health limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package shipping manifest pre-made or purchased commercial cannabis manufacturing storage of cannabis goods motor carrier permit manufacture cannabis products Physical address amount of THC content Application Checklist labels not be attractive state cannabis licensing government warning statement label Heavy Metals Testing payable to the state of California licensing cannabis microbusinesses sales of cannabis goods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH entry into the legal, regulated market three cannabis licensing authorities consumption of alcohol or tobacco A-license topicals Licensee Information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis event organizer license Extractions using CO2 600-foot radius of a school manufacturing practices adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Temporary License Application Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial cannabis products 2018 updates access to the area(s) Distributor Transport Only cannabis adult-use products volatile solvent manufacturer's name shared-use manufacturing facilities some nutritional facts managing member at least 99% purity activity for a period of 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol supplemental label Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing MCSB’s temporary license application equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Food-grade Butter/Oil destruction of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing manufacturing cannabis products 2018 issues minimum standards for extraction processes regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 120 days supply chain The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) security Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Ethanol tinctures finished product MCSB Carbon Dioxide (CO2) A-license and an M-license product formulation transporting cannabis goods 2018 problems Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods sugar retailers Labor peace agreement tobacco products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) potentially-hazardous foods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Transition Period transportation protocol Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing activities manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use or both markets ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation disposal and destruction methods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Owner Live Scans for each owner labeling Local Authorization Attachment contaminant free hang tag or a peel-back label and more.

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


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