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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 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin MCSB’s temporary license application security health impacts of cannabis exception for testing laboratories Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 storage of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods contaminants capsules destruction of cannabis goods Identifying information vape cartridges commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction disclosure of all criminal convictions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shipping manifest Seller’s permit number consumption of alcohol or tobacco dried flower finished product Form # CDPH-9041 Bond and Insurance Information local jurisdiction’s requirements Licensees distributors emergency regulations licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Authorization Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act aggregate interest of 20% or more child-resistant packaging Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 waste management laws Financial Interest licensed physical location (premises) manufacturing practices quality control 2018 proposed changes remove THC/CBD loop system stickers Transport vehicles alarm system Live Scans for each owner exit packaging 2018 regulations pre-made or purchased 2018 resolutions Distributor Transport Only MCSB California Public Records Act Water/Food-grade Dry Ice compliance with regulations The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) payable to the state of California Extractions using CO2 diagram of the business’s layout structure and formation documents Vehicle Requirements ingredient list license review process scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package product as a candy prohibited product guidelines Edibles– Products at least 99% purity period of 120 days testing of cannabis goods topicals A-licensees paper inserted into the packaging allergen information security and cannabis waste disposal must enter certain events manufacturing activities transportation Completed Temporary License Application Form packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Mechanical Temporary event up to 4 days Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Manufacturing (non-volatile) public health and safety THC levels chain of custody investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products recordkeeping opaque exit package cannabis waste MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2018 important information no infusion of nicotine labels not be attractive laboratory quality assurance compliance with local jurisdiction Transition Period inventory and quality control manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) The California Department of Public Health's Physical address product formulation supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products cannabis sales and/or consumption ownership premises is not within a Government identity of the product local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations secondary packaging Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) list of artificial food colorings volatile solvent Track and Trace edible products Cultivation less than 10,000 small product packaging Labor peace agreement three state cannabis-licensing authorities cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale no added caffeine Mycotoxins Testing evidence of rehabilitation designated structure 2018 issues 2018 compliance state cannabis licensing surety bond commercial cannabis products A-license 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CDPH-issued universal symbol financial interest holder CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing testing laboratories inhalable cannabis regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Proposition 65 medicinal commercial cannabis activity sanitary workplaces limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving property for the commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manned motor vehicle Operating Procedures testing methods M-licensees sugar CDTFA seller’s permit Food-grade Butter/Oil waste disposal Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Foreign Material Testing Cannabinoids Testing transporting cannabis goods infusion requiring refrigeration tobacco products Ethanol cannabis market Licensee Lookup Tool commercial cannabis manufacturing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL convicted of a substantially related crime 2018 laws onsite consumption of cannabis goods conditional license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Microbusiness licensing cannabis microbusinesses informational panel cannabis cartoons Individual Owner government warning statement label Financial information A-license and an M-license 2018 problems licensed cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis distributors adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Jurisdictions minimum standards for extraction processes 2018 revisions sales of cannabis goods retailers meat and seafood, and other products Local Issuing Authority California Department of Public Health (CDPH) premises diagram persons 21 years of age or older an officer or director of a cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets Retailer (Type 10) tamper-evident contaminant free potentially-hazardous foods some nutritional facts 120 days testing lab required limits tinctures cannabis adult-use products microbusinesses Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity nonlaboratory quality control Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2018 new laws workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Arranging for laboratory testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing separate applications periods of 90 days extensions Premises Information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board temporary license written procedures for inventory control 600 foot radius of a school Moisture Content Testing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing alcoholic beverages licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers final form secured area licensing cannabis distributors track and trace system amount of sodium highly-concentrated oils or waxes sampling standards Application Checklist Retailer (nonstorefront) manufacturing cannabis products cannabis training Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Business Organizational Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) operating premises California Department of Public Health Business Information carbohydrates and fat per serving M-license regulatory framework motor carrier permit Temporary License Application manufacture cannabis products Proposed Section 40133 licensed premises cannabis industries cannabis plants member manager Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing amount of THC content supply chain licensing cannabis retailers primary panel requirements Premises Diagram shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company transport cannabis goods to retailer shared-use manufacturing facilities Heavy Metals Testing Butane/Hexane/Propane licensed cannabis cultivators conducting quality assurance review no infusion of alcohol 600-foot radius of a school immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery public Licensee Lookup Tool basic nutritional information operating procedures CO2 and ethanol extractions sanitary and hazard-free environment annual license application persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business definition of owner cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) entry into the legal, regulated market Fingerprints The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction authorization Licensee Information manufacturers who package for other producers activity for a period of 120 days disposal and destruction methods packaging and labeling requirements 2018 updates concentrate cultivation manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at least 20% ownership interest labeling three cannabis licensing authorities edibles packaging opaque Temporary Cannabis Event packaging manufacturer's name 100 mg of THC per package Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hydrocarbon-based solvents mandated warning statements licensing scheme transportation and security online licensing system amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package supplemental label commercial cannabis activity re-sealable comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2018 fines Bond in the amount of $5,000 Temporary License Application Information extracts inventory LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial kitchens hang tag or a peel-back label transportation of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Personnel Requirements Cannabis Manufacturing secondary package Premises diagram health claims Distributor transport the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) procedures for inventory control unique ID/batch number Local Authorization Attachment 2018 recent news Criminal History access to the area(s) protocol ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis cultivation licensing child-resistant outer package CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL valid waiver medicinal and adult-use or both markets Owner managing member extraction CDPH-9041 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Percentage of ownership disposal Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates and more.

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

Last updated on October 20, 2018

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