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

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

Last updated on December 5, 2019

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