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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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

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


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