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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

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance with regulations 2018 updates vape cartridges Licensees compliance with local jurisdiction cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) MCSB’s temporary license application Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Identifying information testing of cannabis goods Transport vehicles alarm system licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises sanitary workplaces Individual Owner California Department of Public Health Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Category I Residual Pesticides Testing amount of sodium health claims Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 topicals payable to the state of California Foreign Material Testing Premises Diagram Category I Residual Solvents and 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hazard-free environment Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division packaging Application Checklist period of 120 days inventory and quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing infusion storage of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch chain of custody Microbusiness manufacturing practices 2018 regulations California Public Records Act local jurisdiction ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS license review process commercial cannabis manufacturing activity re-sealable Heavy Metals Testing licensing scheme Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) disposal paper inserted into the packaging structure and formation documents 2018 issues child-resistant packaging Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Cannabis Manufacturing destruction of cannabis goods cannabis market inventory retailers state cannabis licensing at least 99% purity waste disposal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) evidence of rehabilitation licensed premises 2018 fines Water/Food-grade Dry Ice supplemental label medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis cartoons manufacturing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) CDPH-9041 amount of THC content 2018 new laws commercial kitchens Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ownership premises is not within a Government conditional license Extractions using CO2 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Temporary License Application cannabis sales and/or consumption Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Bond and Insurance Information managing member testing lab Type S share facility space temporary license BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL small product packaging waste management laws list of artificial food colorings product guidelines exit packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions The California Department of Public Health's medicinal commercial cannabis activity Distributor Transport Only 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microbusinesses distributors premises diagram remove THC/CBD adult-use commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package government warning statement label Mechanical manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Operating Procedures Premises diagram some nutritional facts commercial cannabis manufacturers 2018 revisions regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis meat and seafood, and other products surety bond Category II Residual Pesticides Testing licensed physical location (premises) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 labels not be attractive transportation and security testing laboratories Mycotoxins Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Seller’s permit number Distributor transport Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing laboratory quality assurance medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together contaminant free M-licensees emergency regulations inhalable cannabis Track and Trace stickers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) contaminants Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Proposition 65 2018 problems Business Information convicted of a substantially related crime Fingerprints licensing cannabis retailers licensing cannabis distributors primary panel requirements 600 foot radius of a school protocol Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 separate applications packaging and labeling licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories tobacco products manufacture cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil Arranging for laboratory testing Live Scans for each owner Owner Retailer (Type 10) cannabis waste member manager CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL supply chain 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