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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

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Transition Period licensed physical location (premises) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Identifying information Bond in the amount of $5,000 chain of custody BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL certified by a California-licensed engineer conducting quality assurance review Owner licensed cannabis cultivators storage of cannabis goods Business Organizational limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Extractions using CO2 2019 issues good manufacturing practices hang tag or a peel-back label child-resistant packaging Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Proposition 65 Licensee Lookup Tool Transport vehicles alarm system payable to the state of California shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company online licensing system 2019 new laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations opaque exit package 2019 laws The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MCSB’s temporary license 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In addition, Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Validation M-license Canopy Quarantine MCSB 90-day extension periods Qualified individual Edible cannabis product Monitor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Adult-use Market Process Topical cannabis product Track and trace system Applicant Environmental pathogen Preventive controls gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Quality control operation package flower or pre-rolls Cultivation Limited-access area Small Outdoor Volatile solvent Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused butters and oils as concentrates Quality control personnel Verification Contact surface Specialty Indoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cultivation site Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Dried flower Product Identity Universal symbol Nursery Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Indoor cultivation THC Specialty Outdoor Distribution Pre-roll Processor Premises Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Department Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Extraction Manufacture Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) CBD Package Bureau Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Cannabis product Allergen Actual yield Immature plant list of cannabis manufacturers UID Request for Live Scan Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Mature plant adulteration Processing aid Theoretical yield In-process material Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Batch Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Watts per square foot 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) Track-and-trace systems cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Commercial cannabis activity Nonvolatile solvent Harvest Batch Pathogen Raw material Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Component Type 10 (Retailer) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving Infusion Labeling Mixed-light cultivation Processing CBD from industrial hemp Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Net weight Specialty Cottage Indoor Informational panel Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Kief Finished product Allergen cross-contact Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Wet weight Mixed-light Tier 1 Adequate Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement infused pre-rolls Flowering Unique identifier Licensee Primary panel Holding Manufacturer licensee Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Ingredient Hazard Mixed-light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Adulterated cannabis concentrates Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Personnel Microorganisms Quality Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Indoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 11 (Distributor) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Lot THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Indoor Type N – for infusions Sanitize Medium Outdoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) track and trace system and more.

Last updated on June 21, 2019

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