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

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

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