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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 Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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