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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 nonlaboratory quality control no infusion of nicotine product guidelines security and cannabis waste disposal operating procedures Licensees product formulation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) access to the area(s) inventory 2018 resolutions Temporary event up to 4 days Licensee Information California Department of Public Health medicinal commercial cannabis activity Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch property for the commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing stickers track and trace system investment into a commercial cannabis business A-licensees testing methods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) waste disposal manufacturing cannabis products Transport vehicles alarm system MCSB’s temporary license application local jurisdiction unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Temporary License Application Information CalCannabis Cultivation 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testing of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California separate applications onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing quality control licensing cannabis distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Seller’s permit number comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing scheme Form # CDPH-9041 re-sealable tamper-evident 100 mg of THC per package Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing cannabis microbusinesses structure and formation documents edibles packaging opaque the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2018 revisions payable to the state of California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meat and seafood, and other products Percentage of ownership valid waiver manufacturing activities local jurisdiction authorization Butane/Hexane/Propane Transition Period microbusinesses sanitary and hazard-free environment child-resistant outer package surety bond workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis 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medicinal-use market Criminal History medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity child-resistant packaging manufacturer's name cannabis waste Local Authorization Attachment cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Authorization Cannabinoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers amount of sodium manufacturers who package for other producers disclosure of all criminal convictions Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Track and Trace The California Department of Public Health's 2018 important information diagram of the business’s layout no added caffeine packaging and labeling requirements testing lab Carbon Dioxide (CO2) definition of owner transportation and security transportation of cannabis goods Physical address Vehicle Requirements cannabis event organizer license periods of 90 days extensions requiring refrigeration amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Extractions using CO2 shared-use manufacturing facilities Retailer (Type 10) tinctures sugar Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Temporary License Application secondary package amount of THC content inventory and quality control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises inhalable cannabis storage of cannabis goods emergency regulations commercial cannabis activity manufacture cannabis products vape cartridges cannabis plants licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories supply chain entry into the legal, regulated market chain of custody Proposed Section 40133 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Manufacturing (non-volatile) convicted of a substantially related crime regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California good manufacturing practices public health and safety local jurisdiction’s requirements Operating Procedures annual license application Terpenoids Testing at least 99% purity testing laboratories Type S share facility space 120 days no infusion of alcohol 2018 new laws consumption of alcohol or tobacco Distributor Transport Only transporting cannabis goods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers A-license Business Information written procedures for inventory control period of 120 days government warning statement label premises diagram Financial Interest Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Arranging for laboratory testing California Public Records Act edible products regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis contaminants volatile solvent CDTFA seller’s permit disposal and destruction methods manufacturing practices limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 THC levels tobacco products medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS M-licensees 2018 issues sampling standards A-license and an 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System (MCLS) exit packaging dried flower 2018 compliance MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH hydrocarbon-based solvents Licensee Lookup Tool Heavy Metals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit M-license Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Distributor transport licensed premises Personnel Requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises basic nutritional information Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDPH-9041 at least 20% ownership interest minimum standards for extraction processes hang tag or a peel-back label and more.

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

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