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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

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serving managing member The California Department of Public Health's evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH structure and formation documents meat and seafood, and other products sanitary workplaces property for the commercial cannabis activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation A-licensees transportation and security tinctures 2018 problems Butane/Hexane/Propane 2018 resolutions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Track and Trace Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch equity interest in a commercial cannabis business scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging and labeling disposal investment into a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label Category II Residual Pesticides Testing alcoholic beverages three cannabis licensing authorities purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Proposed Section 40133 licensed cannabis cultivators 2018 fines no infusion of nicotine licensing scheme Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing health impacts of cannabis cultivation topicals health claims licensed physical location (premises) quality control M-license cannabis cultivation licensing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s requirements licensing cannabis distributors Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Distributor transport Edibles– Products basic nutritional information Fingerprints 2018 laws medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together extracts A-license and an M-license persons 21 years of age or older written procedures for inventory control Bond in the amount of $5,000 Local Authorization product guidelines manufacture cannabis products local jurisdiction authorization Distributor Transport Only conditional license medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis cartoons 600 foot radius of a school Transition Period Mycotoxins Testing A-license edible products onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturer's name Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Live Scans for each owner child-resistant outer package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Vehicle Requirements CO2 and ethanol extractions A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity chain of custody an officer or director of a cannabis business Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturing activities contaminants Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Application Checklist no infusion of alcohol Microbusiness period of 120 days 2018 new laws required limits license review process commercial cannabis manufacturing inhalable cannabis security licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Local Jurisdictions licensing cannabis retailers periods of 90 days extensions unique ID/batch number 2018 important information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis microbusinesses Mechanical sales of cannabis goods vape cartridges commercial cannabis products Criminal History must enter certain events shared-use manufacturing facilities Physical address Labor peace agreement at least 99% purity disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity evidence of rehabilitation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) CDTFA seller’s permit Proposition 65 no added caffeine Licensee Lookup Tool product formulation Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis training CDPH-issued universal symbol Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Ethanol regulatory framework shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit recordkeeping Operating Procedures Local Issuing Authority Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis plants procedures for inventory control MCSB exception for testing laboratories concentrate testing methods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products waste management laws Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing retailers manned motor vehicle surety bond premises diagram emergency regulations motor carrier permit California Public Records Act transporting cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business manufacturing practices public health and safety Extractions using CO2 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Owner primary panel requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) payable to the state of California government warning statement label Financial information child-resistant packaging Temporary License Application Information Premises diagram local jurisdiction regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 120 days testing laboratories 2018 proposed changes comply with all packaging and labeling requirements diagram of the business’s layout dried flower product as a candy prohibited some nutritional facts good manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use or both markets Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transportation of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) waste disposal Food-grade Butter/Oil Personnel Requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions secondary package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control sugar Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles laboratory quality assurance nonlaboratory quality control convicted of a substantially related crime CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL allergen information final form commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls loop system 2018 updates Seller’s permit number valid waiver Percentage of ownership 2018 recent news limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) activity for a period of 120 days 2018 issues exit packaging definition of owner sampling standards storage of cannabis goods distributors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Business Organizational commercial cannabis activity Bond and Insurance Information financial interest holder testing lab Terpenoids Testing track and trace system highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin consumption of alcohol or tobacco operating premises supply chain Cannabinoids Testing Type S share facility space licensed cannabis manufacturers Individual Owner highly-concentrated oils or waxes Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements separate applications adult-use commercial cannabis activity Moisture Content Testing Licensees Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cannabis Manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company labeling Heavy Metals Testing Identifying information testing of cannabis goods packaging re-sealable commercial cannabis manufacturing activity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery amount of sodium stickers THC levels M-licensees persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business small product packaging ingredient list 2018 revisions licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories tobacco products inventory cannabis market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis waste California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CDPH-9041 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Licensee Information and more.

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

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