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

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

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