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

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

Last updated on September 19, 2019

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