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

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

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