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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 infusion 2018 new laws child-resistant packaging extracts property for the commercial cannabis activity Extractions using CO2 amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH written procedures for inventory control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) manufacturing inhalable cannabis Proposed Section 40133 opaque exit package testing laboratories highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing inventory onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensed cannabis manufacturers Butane/Hexane/Propane Local Issuing Authority quality control 2018 resolutions Local Authorization Attachment delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2018 issues Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) basic nutritional information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods designated structure BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL alcoholic beverages allergen information 2018 revisions Licensee Information ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis industries microbusinesses Temporary License Application Information conducting quality assurance review Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2018 regulations Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis market operating procedures separate applications Distributor Transport Only nonlaboratory quality control Application Checklist MCSB’s temporary license application health claims public health and safety supply chain 2018 updates packaging and labeling licensing cannabis distributors license review process licensed cannabis distributors 2018 laws procedures for inventory control A-license licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises testing of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing Cannabinoids Testing must enter certain events testing methods Premises Diagram three cannabis licensing authorities certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no added caffeine hydrocarbon-based solvents shared-use manufacturing facilities Identifying information no infusion of nicotine Microbusiness destruction of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) final form retailers Temporary event up to 4 days child-resistant outer package Percentage of ownership extraction packaging limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving ingredient list 2018 recent news Vehicle Requirements medicinal and adult-use markets Premises Information Financial information cannabis training manufacturers who package for other producers The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) track and trace system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Food-grade Butter/Oil Carbon Dioxide (CO2) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 600 foot radius of a school commercial cannabis manufacturing activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis event organizer license 120 days amount of sodium Category II Residual Pesticides Testing periods of 90 days extensions transporting cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods local jurisdiction authorization Cultivation less than 10,000 product as a candy prohibited Physical address medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together good manufacturing practices ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS paper inserted into the packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises informational panel Retailer (nonstorefront) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice distributors Local Authorization annual license application cultivation 2018 problems cannabis waste M-license Arranging for laboratory testing Operating Procedures equity interest in a commercial cannabis business consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal and adult-use 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In addition, Hazard infused pre-rolls Bureau THC Specialty Indoor Distribution Specialty Outdoor Limited-access area Dried flower Mixed-light Tier 1 Manufacturer licensee Licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor Environmental pathogen Actual yield Adequate Processing Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Outdoor Cannabis product Premises Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Qualified individual Immature plant Harvest Batch Mature plant Mixed-light cultivation adulteration Request for Live Scan Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Watts per square foot Small Outdoor Pre-roll Processor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Topical cannabis product gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Theoretical yield Pest M-license Adult-use Market Finished product Personnel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Manufacture Unique identifier THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Allergen cross-contact Primary panel cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Labeling Ingredient Cultivation Process Sanitize Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Outdoor cultivation Verification Lot Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Track-and-trace systems Type N – for infusions Department Component Medium Indoor Informational panel Indoor cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material CBD from industrial hemp list of cannabis manufacturers Microorganisms Nonvolatile solvent Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Kief Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Contact surface products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Quality Quality control personnel Type 11 (Distributor) Product Identity Canopy Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pathogen Processing aid Volatile solvent Wet weight Allergen cannabis concentrates package flower or pre-rolls Small Indoor DPH-17-010E Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Serving Proposition 65 warning statement Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Track and trace system Quality control operation Cultivation site Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Package Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Validation Net weight infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 10 (Retailer) 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) Holding Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) track and trace system Universal symbol Nursery Extraction Batch Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Monitor Applicant In-process material Mixed-light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Edible cannabis product Preventive controls Commercial cannabis activity Quarantine Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Adulterated MCSB 90-day extension periods CBD Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Flowering Infusion Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods and more.

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