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

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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