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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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

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

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