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

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

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