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

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

Last updated on February 13, 2019

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