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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 licensing cannabis microbusinesses product as a candy prohibited loan provided to a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive no added caffeine procedures for inventory control Business Information security regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis valid waiver emergency regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act required limits must enter certain events manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) medicinal commercial cannabis activity microbusinesses Local Issuing Authority 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market supplemental label persons 21 years of age or older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite consumption of cannabis goods conditional license Vehicle Requirements sampling standards Proposition 65 THC levels disposal cannabis plants three cannabis licensing authorities paper inserted into the packaging Local Authorization Attachment 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convictions A-licensees inventory MCSB’s temporary license application Bond in the amount of $5,000 Temporary License Application Information labeling inventory and quality control licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers edible products testing methods Licensee Lookup Tool member manager Moisture Content Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing pre-made or purchased CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Completed Temporary License Application Form licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories potentially-hazardous foods periods of 90 days extensions manufacture cannabis products 100 mg of THC per package designated structure Temporary License Application recordkeeping transportation and security cannabis event organizer license Distributor Transport Only minimum standards for extraction processes meat and seafood, and other products health claims distributors Cultivation less than 10,000 Premises diagram sales of cannabis goods cannabis market Extractions using CO2 Identifying information quality control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) The California Department of Public Health's infusion annual license application Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Personnel Requirements carbohydrates and fat per serving security and cannabis waste disposal testing laboratories Carbon Dioxide (CO2) chain of custody scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging and labeling requirements packaging and labeling manufacturer's name Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) exit packaging Mycotoxins Testing testing of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDTFA seller’s permit licensing scheme Licensees product guidelines 2019 issues shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Cannabis Manufacturing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing child-resistant packaging at least 99% purity 2019 laws persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging dried flower manufacturers who package for other producers contaminants Business Organizational list of artificial food colorings three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing California Public Records Act commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis training loop system 2019 new laws stickers Temporary event up to 4 days convicted of a substantially related crime access to the area(s) shipping manifest conducting quality assurance review Financial Interest Cannabinoids Testing Mechanical CDPH-9041 Application Checklist A-license Retailer (Type 10) topicals transportation of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers evidence of rehabilitation 600-foot radius of a school 2019 important information Transition Period local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations secondary package no infusion of nicotine 120 days local jurisdiction’s requirements shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Premises Information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturing activities licensed physical location (premises) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates government warning statement label onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2019 resolutions 2019 revisions Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch highly-concentrated oils or waxes transportation tobacco products an officer or director of a cannabis business identity of the product tamper-evident California Department of Public Health licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises commercial cannabis products entry into the legal, regulated market 2019 updates disposal and destruction methods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensing cannabis retailers transporting cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis waste management laws sugar 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oil, wax and resin Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 aggregate interest of 20% or more commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensed premises no infusion of alcohol Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale activity for a period of 120 days contaminant free ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing practices Category II Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity exception for testing laboratories Individual Owner commercial cannabis manufacturing in California public health and safety track and trace system remove THC/CBD mandated warning statements operating premises Labor peace agreement Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use markets payable to the state of California compliance with regulations 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of sodium Seller’s permit number Live Scans for each owner Edibles– Products extracts medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing cannabis distributors licensed cannabis cultivators Transport vehicles alarm system operating procedures CDPH-issued universal symbol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles financial interest holder product formulation Water/Food-grade Dry Ice basic nutritional information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Proposed Section 40133 cannabis cultivation licensing local jurisdiction authorization 2019 fines state cannabis licensing Licensee Information cannabis adult-use products waste disposal M-licensees finished product concentrate LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Type S share facility space cannabis sales and/or consumption Physical address commercial cannabis activity cultivation Operating Procedures final form Retailer (nonstorefront) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis waste surety bond public Licensee Lookup Tool A-license and an M-license Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises motor carrier permit immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Financial information sanitary and hazard-free environment amount of THC content Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control separate applications secured area regulatory framework at least 20% ownership interest unique ID/batch number and more.

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

Last updated on September 14, 2019

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