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

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