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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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

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


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