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

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


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