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

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

Last updated on December 5, 2019

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