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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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Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Financial Interest laboratory quality assurance licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises packaging and labeling manufacturing cannabis products Edibles– Products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL basic nutritional information persons 21 years of age or older transportation operating premises Distributor Transport Only Carbon Dioxide (CO2) recordkeeping commercial cannabis manufacturers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control tamper-evident Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) member manager local jurisdiction MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sanitary and hazard-free environment 600-foot radius of a school Track and Trace sales of cannabis goods supplemental label at least 20% ownership interest Owner contaminant free Premises Information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) no added caffeine licensing cannabis retailers Financial information loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2018 important information finished product track and trace system chain of custody commercial cannabis manufacturing definition of owner A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2018 new laws Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Temporary License Application Information medicinal and adult-use or both markets evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chain topicals transport cannabis goods to retailer local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Personnel Requirements minimum standards for extraction processes 2018 fines edible products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial cannabis activity licensed 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of the licensed premises regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis identity of the product paper inserted into the packaging 120 days destruction of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco Proposed Section 40133 2018 problems manufacture cannabis products Temporary Cannabis Event dried flower product as a candy prohibited testing lab compliance with local jurisdiction Heavy Metals Testing CDPH-9041 cannabis plants motor carrier permit Operating Procedures shipping manifest Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) onsite consumption of cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days 2018 revisions waste disposal primary panel requirements medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis adult-use products concentrate comply with all packaging and labeling requirements tobacco products nonlaboratory quality control distributors ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale re-sealable informational panel labels not be attractive Type S share facility space Butane/Hexane/Propane inhalable cannabis purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands exit packaging The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) investment into a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label Transport vehicles alarm system 2018 compliance M-license Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-licensees transportation of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Extractions using CO2 Bond and Insurance Information unique ID/batch number immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Temporary event up to 4 days quality control California Department of Public Health Cannabinoids Testing retailers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Jurisdictions regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Physical address Retailer (nonstorefront) requiring refrigeration regulatory framework separate applications mandated warning statements Licensees Category I Residual Pesticides Testing ingredient list persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business managing member highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin exception for testing laboratories vape cartridges 2018 resolutions licensed premises Premises Diagram allergen information Cultivation less than 10,000 sampling standards amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Authorization Attachment security Retailer (Type 10) manufacturing extraction CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing online licensing system convicted of a substantially related crime Mechanical payable to the state of California LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS capsules Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 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content cannabis waste Foreign Material Testing compliance with regulations volatile solvent Mycotoxins Testing sugar California Public Records Act good manufacturing practices Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2018 proposed changes Licensee Lookup Tool commercial cannabis manufacturing in California final form 100 mg of THC per package inventory and quality control Application Checklist manufacturer's name product guidelines Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis event organizer license conducting quality assurance review Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Food-grade Butter/Oil packaging Proposition 65 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing A-license and an M-license Distributor transport and more.

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

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