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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 microbusinesses licensing scheme Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 CDTFA seller’s permit highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin diagram of the business’s layout licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Criminal History labeling Temporary License Application Information evidence of rehabilitation disposal and destruction methods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) annual license application premises diagram requiring refrigeration topicals health claims testing lab minimum standards for extraction processes online licensing system good manufacturing practices evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises security and cannabis waste disposal retailers opaque exit package disposal Completed Temporary License Application Form 2020 regulations license review process Temporary License Application track and trace system Distributor Transport Only child-resistant packaging Application Checklist packaging and labeling requirements CDPH-9041 transportation and security commercial cannabis manufacturers government warning statement label Track and Trace amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package quality control small product packaging The California Department of Public Health's Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) M-license licensing cannabis retailers MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2020 laws paper inserted into the packaging list of artificial food colorings 2020 proposed changes secured area shared-use manufacturing facilities Arranging for laboratory testing meat and seafood, and other products some nutritional facts Fingerprints property for the commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license operating procedures compliance with regulations allergen information written procedures for inventory control 2020 new laws unique ID/batch number secondary packaging Individual Owner Cannabinoids Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit MCSB’s temporary license application California Department of Public Health Edibles– Products transportation product as a candy prohibited 600-foot radius of a school Identifying information hang tag or a peel-back label Labor peace agreement waste management laws Proposition 65 transportation of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) edibles packaging opaque manufacturers who package for other producers Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2020 fines Operating Procedures Butane/Hexane/Propane carbohydrates and fat per serving packaging manufacturing activities Financial Interest CDPH-issued universal symbol Foreign Material Testing cultivation Ethanol Microbusiness cannabis industries Premises Diagram Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company exception for testing laboratories destruction of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 regulatory framework payable to the state of California CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing CO2 and ethanol extractions Temporary event up to 4 days manufacturing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice stickers protocol 2020 important information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board required limits volatile solvent tinctures supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products identity of the product California Public Records Act manufacturer's name certified by a California-licensed engineer THC levels waste disposal BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL at least 99% purity 100 mg of THC per package LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS valid waiver supplemental label comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Financial information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacture cannabis products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis manufacturers mandated warning statements structure and formation documents manufacturing practices finished product licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Transport vehicles alarm system edible products loop system temporary license transporting cannabis goods definition of owner contaminants aggregate interest of 20% or more period of 120 days Licensee Lookup Tool investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use or both markets product formulation highly-concentrated oils or waxes The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) MCSB public health and safety Cultivation less than 10,000 Local Authorization 2020 resolutions local jurisdiction transport cannabis goods to retailer must enter certain events storage of cannabis goods capsules licensing cannabis microbusinesses A-license medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package distributors Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control child-resistant outer package 120 days consumption of alcohol or tobacco Personnel Requirements member manager cannabis market immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery activity for a period of 120 days laboratory quality assurance medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together vape cartridges Live Scans for each owner managing member informational panel ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest cannabis waste Business Information medicinal commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) chain of custody infusion Licensees commercial cannabis manufacturing activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Bond in the amount of $5,000 sanitary and hazard-free environment licensed cannabis cultivators Owner Transition Period compliance with local jurisdiction delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2020 problems Food-grade Butter/Oil remove THC/CBD Cannabis Manufacturing supply chain 2020 updates Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Mechanical 600 foot radius of a school cannabis event organizer license manufacturing cannabis products cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale testing laboratories surety bond 2020 recent news licensed premises cannabis plants packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Heavy Metals Testing commercial cannabis activity dried flower Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ingredient list three cannabis licensing authorities regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis access to the area(s) Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Jurisdictions inhalable cannabis cannabis adult-use products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market medicinal and adult-use markets Moisture Content Testing Terpenoids Testing Seller’s permit number licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises periods of 90 days extensions manned motor vehicle commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Vehicle Requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods M-licensees Distributor transport alcoholic beverages state cannabis licensing hydrocarbon-based solvents A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity sugar labels not be attractive Premises Information Form # CDPH-9041 sanitary workplaces persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Temporary Cannabis Event disclosure of all criminal convictions no added caffeine tobacco products A-licensees cannabis sales and/or consumption Percentage of ownership contaminant free conditional license licensed cannabis distributors equity interest in a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing Mycotoxins Testing recordkeeping no infusion of nicotine amount of sodium onsite consumption of cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity sampling standards extraction pre-made or purchased basic nutritional information cannabis training final form Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Licensee Information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis cartoons Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at least 20% ownership interest inventory Extractions using CO2 Premises diagram designated structure California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sales of cannabis goods Type S share facility space persons 21 years of age or older Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) local jurisdiction’s requirements conducting quality assurance review inventory and quality control ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis cultivation licensing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Physical address Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 compliance operating premises an officer or director of a cannabis business Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Bond and Insurance Information amount of THC content emergency regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing entry into the legal, regulated market licensing cannabis distributors re-sealable potentially-hazardous foods concentrate Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial cannabis products Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations adult-use commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction authorization health impacts of cannabis Local Authorization Attachment Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Business Organizational public Licensee Lookup Tool Retailer (nonstorefront) exit packaging security convicted of a substantially related crime Carbon Dioxide (CO2) three state cannabis-licensing authorities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Retailer (Type 10) secondary package ownership premises is not within a Government commercial kitchens packaging and labeling separate applications procedures for inventory control licensed physical location (premises) 2020 revisions motor carrier permit financial interest holder extracts Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 issues Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority nonlaboratory quality control primary panel requirements product guidelines no infusion of alcohol Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing of cannabis goods tamper-evident testing methods and more.

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

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