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

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

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