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

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

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