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

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

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