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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 ownership premises is not within a Government Cultivation less than 10,000 sales of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) annual license application cannabis event organizer license health claims Heavy Metals Testing evidence of rehabilitation Fingerprints inhalable cannabis exception for testing laboratories Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing aggregate interest of 20% or more period of 120 days product as a candy prohibited contaminant free online licensing system an officer or director of a cannabis business product guidelines paper inserted into the packaging 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market chain of custody MCSB tamper-evident entry into the legal, regulated market Local Authorization Attachment Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal and destruction methods investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods manufacturer's name cannabis industries periods of 90 days extensions surety bond local jurisdiction packaging and labeling MCSB’s temporary license application Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Owner exit packaging Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Licensee Information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) definition of owner commercial cannabis products manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers recordkeeping Licensee Lookup Tool conducting quality assurance review convicted of a substantially related crime Moisture Content Testing A-license Category II Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises product formulation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) opaque exit package 2020 important information premises diagram 600-foot radius of a school Local Jurisdictions required limits packaging disposal medicinal and adult-use markets conditional license CDPH-issued universal symbol 2020 revisions adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 compliance Vehicle Requirements public Licensee Lookup Tool sampling standards secondary package highly-concentrated oils or waxes California Department of Public Health evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises THC levels Industrial Hemp Advisory Board supply chain supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis training no infusion of nicotine California Department of Public Health (CDPH) A-licensees 2020 updates medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit topicals workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Track and Trace Labor peace agreement Individual Owner small product packaging three cannabis licensing authorities at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations track and trace system Criminal History requiring refrigeration no infusion of alcohol Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing sanitary workplaces ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS temporary license child-resistant outer package licensed premises Retailer (Type 10) CO2 and ethanol extractions list of artificial food colorings Temporary Cannabis Event Seller’s permit number Extractions using CO2 contaminants Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing must enter certain events equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2020 new laws Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Live Scans for each owner mandated warning statements disclosure of all criminal convictions The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 120 days persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensing cannabis distributors immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Information Local Issuing Authority 2020 fines informational panel Arranging for laboratory testing unique ID/batch number Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 re-sealable commercial cannabis activity 2020 issues supplemental label tobacco products operating premises extracts CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL comply with all packaging and labeling requirements stickers compliance with local jurisdiction 2020 regulations transportation and security compliance with regulations at least 99% purity manufacturers who package for other producers hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis waste shipping manifest Microbusiness Proposed Section 40133 testing laboratories M-license sugar Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act payable to the state of California medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Terpenoids Testing dried flower licensed physical location (premises) volatile solvent transporting cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensing cannabis retailers local jurisdiction’s requirements Temporary event up to 4 days Distributor Transport Only health impacts of cannabis Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Mechanical cannabis cultivation licensing Edibles– Products licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 laws medicinal and adult-use or both markets limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package infusion persons 21 years of age or older capsules state cannabis licensing activity for a period of 120 days destruction of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package storage of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods cannabis cartoons Temporary License Application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) microbusinesses Retailer (nonstorefront) edible products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 remove THC/CBD hang tag or a peel-back label CDPH-9041 Personnel Requirements ingredient list amount of sodium 2020 recent news good manufacturing practices manufacturing practices quality control inventory licensed cannabis manufacturers Premises Diagram Completed Temporary License Application Form Percentage of ownership identity of the product licensed cannabis distributors member manager Premises diagram transportation valid waiver secured area laboratory quality assurance certified by a California-licensed engineer protocol Licensees Proposition 65 waste disposal final form Local Authorization consumption of alcohol or tobacco separate applications sanitary and hazard-free environment Foreign Material Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 600 foot radius of a school loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Application Checklist minimum standards for extraction processes designated structure highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Physical address edibles packaging opaque security meat and seafood, and other products loop system Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control transport cannabis goods to retailer purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) access to the area(s) alcoholic beverages Mycotoxins Testing concentrate vape cartridges security and cannabis waste disposal public health and safety amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package amount of THC content Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division written procedures for inventory control manufacture cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity Transport vehicles alarm system shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cultivation labeling manned motor vehicle inventory and quality control retailers no added caffeine three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufacturing (non-volatile) structure and formation documents Form # CDPH-9041 operating procedures cannabis sales and/or consumption Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch allergen information carbohydrates and fat per serving commercial kitchens MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH manufacturing activities waste management laws primary panel requirements M-licensees medicinal commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing cannabis products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation CDTFA seller’s permit Cannabis Manufacturing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis adult-use products nonlaboratory quality control testing lab regulatory framework Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transportation of cannabis goods basic nutritional information procedures for inventory control Type S share facility space 2020 problems potentially-hazardous foods A-license and an M-license cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale commercial cannabis manufacturing activity tinctures finished product Temporary License Application Information Financial information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis plants distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2020 resolutions California Public Records Act licensed cannabis cultivators testing of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil Operating Procedures licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Business Information diagram of the business’s layout financial interest holder regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California government warning statement label testing methods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch pre-made or purchased child-resistant packaging Ethanol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles onsite consumption of cannabis goods labels not be attractive extraction CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing secondary packaging Financial Interest shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 2020 proposed changes license review process Identifying information Bond and Insurance Information emergency regulations local jurisdiction authorization licensing scheme Distributor transport Butane/Hexane/Propane some nutritional facts motor carrier permit Bond in the amount of $5,000 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving managing member and more.

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

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