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

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

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