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

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

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