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

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

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