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

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

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