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

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