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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 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) highly-concentrated oils or waxes re-sealable valid waiver manufacturing practices inventory transport cannabis goods to retailer destruction of cannabis goods Temporary License Application transportation packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Live Scans for each owner required limits edible products Retailer (Type 10) 100 mg of THC per package Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis cartoons shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary event up to 4 days written procedures for inventory control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Arranging for laboratory testing carbohydrates and fat per serving informational panel A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational waste disposal distributors child-resistant outer package medicinal and adult-use or both markets product as a candy prohibited testing laboratories licensed cannabis distributors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) The California Department of Public Health's supply chain cannabis waste medicinal commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Local Issuing Authority Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing state cannabis licensing commercial cannabis activity manned motor vehicle three cannabis licensing authorities Extractions using CO2 transportation of cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Vehicle Requirements cannabis industries track and trace system licensed physical location (premises) Licensee Information motor carrier permit scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises onsite consumption of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control 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maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Premises diagram certified by a California-licensed engineer Water/Food-grade Dry Ice sampling standards infusion storage of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transportation and security Licensee Lookup Tool persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Local Authorization Criminal History minimum standards for extraction processes Licensees microbusinesses equity interest in a commercial cannabis business loan provided to a commercial cannabis business procedures for inventory control Business Information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products access to the area(s) ingredient list commercial cannabis manufacturing activity shared-use manufacturing facilities convicted of a substantially related crime 600-foot radius of a school temporary license local jurisdiction Percentage of ownership tobacco products Type S share facility space Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) ownership 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Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents basic nutritional information commercial kitchens MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) exit packaging licensing cannabis retailers commercial cannabis products surety bond sales of cannabis goods volatile solvent capsules Premises Information 2020 revisions medicinal and adult-use markets stickers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CO2 and ethanol extractions 2020 compliance highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing small product packaging Temporary Cannabis Event 2020 regulations onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods operating premises Cannabinoids Testing transporting cannabis goods topicals finished product licensed cannabis cultivators opaque exit package CDPH-issued universal symbol Category I Residual Pesticides Testing periods of 90 days extensions hang tag or a peel-back label licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 loop system ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act packaging and labeling THC levels must enter certain events tamper-evident licensing cannabis distributors Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates remove THC/CBD government warning statement label local jurisdiction authorization 2020 updates MCSB entry into the legal, regulated market mandated warning statements Butane/Hexane/Propane delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods extraction Personnel Requirements Financial information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Financial Interest Distributor transport labels not be attractive identity of the product Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations conditional license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) waste management laws diagram of the business’s layout comply with all packaging and labeling requirements manufacture cannabis products disposal amount of sodium cannabis adult-use products Distributor Transport Only child-resistant packaging CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Ethanol no infusion of nicotine ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation at least 99% purity CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis training California Public Records Act compliance with local jurisdiction compliance with regulations BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL sanitary and hazard-free environment public health and safety health claims Mechanical medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Completed Temporary License Application Form commercial cannabis manufacturing online licensing system public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturer's name licensed cannabis manufacturers an officer or director of a cannabis business Edibles– Products cannabis cultivation licensing activity for a period of 120 days cannabis 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premises diagram testing lab 2020 new laws workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Individual Owner regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California final form Cultivation less than 10,000 investment into a commercial cannabis business recordkeeping managing member Proposition 65 licensed premises cannabis sales and/or consumption medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together contaminant free amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disclosure of all criminal convictions three state cannabis-licensing authorities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) meat and seafood, and other products consumption of alcohol or tobacco and more.

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

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