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

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


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