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

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

Last updated on July 13, 2019

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