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

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

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