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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 cannabis industries Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Retailer (nonstorefront) Completed Temporary License Application Form medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing entry into the legal, regulated market CDTFA seller’s permit amount of THC content regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods 2018 revisions loop system local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations conditional license labeling secondary packaging property for the commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling at least 20% ownership interest cultivation online licensing system Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 no infusion of alcohol Distributor transport cannabis sales and/or consumption mandated warning statements requiring refrigeration list of artificial food colorings commercial cannabis manufacturing activity small product packaging surety bond cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale operating procedures paper inserted into the packaging health claims waste disposal shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial cannabis products primary panel requirements Bond and Insurance Information an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing cannabis microbusinesses topicals testing laboratories public Licensee Lookup Tool finished product amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package ownership premises is not within a Government California Public Records Act licensed cannabis cultivators Vehicle Requirements evidence of rehabilitation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Personnel Requirements 2018 issues Physical address structure and formation documents capsules commercial cannabis manufacturers extracts packaging and labeling requirements Mycotoxins Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Local Jurisdictions annual license application some nutritional facts manufacturers who package for other producers CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing product as a candy prohibited CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (Type 10) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements carbohydrates and fat per serving Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods exception for testing laboratories microbusinesses local jurisdiction quality control secondary package no added caffeine licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers waste management laws LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) inventory 2018 laws 600-foot radius of a school emergency regulations required limits California Department of Public Health Terpenoids Testing 100 mg of THC per package cannabis waste cannabis cultivation licensing compliance with local jurisdiction period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Individual Owner highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin sanitary and hazard-free environment infusion licensing scheme Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensees 2018 resolutions Water/Food-grade Dry Ice loan provided to a commercial cannabis business separate applications regulatory framework local jurisdiction authorization protocol Transport vehicles alarm system Microbusiness A-license distributors activity for a period of 120 days licensed physical location (premises) tobacco products cannabis plants Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates disposal Form # CDPH-9041 Labor peace agreement shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control CDPH-issued universal symbol Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) transport cannabis goods to retailer 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market chain of custody opaque exit package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises testing methods supplemental label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) extraction Local Authorization supply chain cannabis training A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity volatile solvent transportation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) final form stickers manufacturing practices Financial Interest Extractions using CO2 medicinal and adult-use markets persons 21 years of age or older licensed cannabis manufacturers compliance with regulations manufacturer's name cannabis market Edibles– Products three state cannabis-licensing authorities temporary license transportation and security 2018 new laws Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing vape cartridges MCSB’s temporary license application Arranging for laboratory testing M-license Proposed Section 40133 contaminants valid waiver inhalable cannabis consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2018 updates Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) product guidelines Premises Diagram 2018 regulations purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands hang tag or a peel-back label onsite consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing Ethanol Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing tinctures ingredient list certified by a California-licensed engineer Food-grade Butter/Oil California Department of Public Health (CDPH) must enter certain events labels not be attractive child-resistant outer package manufacturing activities Business Information local jurisdiction’s requirements government warning statement label three cannabis licensing authorities Temporary License Application licensing cannabis distributors ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation MCSB Local Issuing Authority remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together sampling standards payable to the state of California recordkeeping disposal and destruction methods access to the area(s) manufacture cannabis products conducting quality assurance review Cannabis Manufacturing child-resistant packaging Manufacturing (non-volatile) public health and safety Cannabinoids Testing written procedures for inventory control Owner sanitary workplaces no infusion of nicotine The California Department of Public Health's onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods contaminant free Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles managing member health impacts of cannabis laboratory quality assurance Identifying information 2018 important information aggregate interest of 20% or more transportation of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license tamper-evident definition of owner shipping manifest Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division A-licensees licensed premises Criminal History Cultivation less than 10,000 concentrate license review process operating premises track and trace system Premises diagram Premises Information good manufacturing practices evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery edible products shared-use manufacturing facilities manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises testing lab secured area Temporary License Application Information Heavy Metals Testing 2018 fines 2018 proposed changes highly-concentrated oils or waxes Licensee Information manufacturing cannabis products commercial kitchens manned motor vehicle sales of cannabis goods Business Organizational The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Seller’s permit number Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories disclosure of all criminal convictions Percentage of ownership security financial interest holder security and cannabis waste disposal convicted of a substantially related crime limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Mechanical M-licensees Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis event organizer license Local Authorization Attachment designated structure cannabis cartoons delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Category II Residual Pesticides Testing basic nutritional information pre-made or purchased The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis adult-use products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) investment into a commercial cannabis business exit packaging Type S share facility space hydrocarbon-based solvents motor carrier permit nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis retailers Fingerprints re-sealable persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS minimum standards for extraction processes Butane/Hexane/Propane meat and seafood, and other products alcoholic beverages 600 foot radius of a school sugar at least 99% purity Temporary Cannabis Event BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2018 compliance Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Proposition 65 2018 problems potentially-hazardous foods THC levels allergen information edibles packaging opaque Category I Residual Pesticides Testing informational panel Foreign Material Testing retailers CO2 and ethanol extractions Licensee Lookup Tool Application Checklist transporting cannabis goods state cannabis licensing Track and Trace commercial cannabis manufacturing Financial information testing of cannabis goods inventory and quality control Transition Period Temporary event up to 4 days 120 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity dried flower packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) product formulation identity of the product periods of 90 days extensions unique ID/batch number amount of sodium 2018 recent news member manager Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) premises diagram Distributor Transport Only storage of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis distributors Live Scans for each owner and more.

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