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

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


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