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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 Heavy Metals Testing certified by a California-licensed engineer opaque exit package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) shipping manifest manufacturing cannabis products testing lab limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Moisture Content Testing licensing scheme evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises access to the area(s) aggregate interest of 20% or more MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2019 compliance Bond in the amount of $5,000 no infusion of alcohol Premises Diagram Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Cannabis Manufacturing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery entry into the legal, regulated market child-resistant packaging cannabis cartoons limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 100 mg of THC per package sampling standards A-licensees health impacts of cannabis Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods exception for testing laboratories manufacturing activities cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) compliance with regulations distributors structure and formation documents sales of cannabis goods inventory and quality control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CDTFA seller’s permit security dried flower disclosure of all criminal convictions protocol Local Authorization Attachment Transport vehicles alarm system licensing cannabis retailers chain of custody identity of the product Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturer's name Form # CDPH-9041 managing member ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbusiness no infusion of nicotine 2019 problems sanitary and hazard-free environment track and trace system tobacco products mandated warning statements manned motor vehicle cannabis event organizer license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch conducting quality assurance review supply chain Physical address unique ID/batch number licensed cannabis manufacturers Seller’s permit number Extractions using CO2 cannabis plants amount of THC content Temporary License Application edible products transport cannabis goods to retailer Personnel Requirements list of artificial food colorings Individual Owner tinctures CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL procedures for inventory control Fingerprints Retailer (nonstorefront) surety bond property for the commercial cannabis activity Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 product as a candy prohibited inhalable cannabis microbusinesses Arranging for laboratory testing finished product packaging and labeling requirements cannabis training supplemental label storage of cannabis goods Identifying information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package MCSB’s temporary license application carbohydrates and fat per serving period of 120 days Proposition 65 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Business Information Foreign Material Testing amount of sodium A-license and an M-license state cannabis licensing basic nutritional information Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers Licensees evidence of rehabilitation CDPH-issued universal symbol Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) sanitary workplaces temporary license quality control highly-concentrated oils or waxes Mechanical California Public Records Act 600-foot radius of a school convicted of a substantially related crime 2019 proposed changes onsite consumption of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Labor peace agreement compliance with local jurisdiction Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 important information THC levels persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business valid waiver A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing no added caffeine three cannabis licensing authorities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Vehicle Requirements Industrial Hemp Advisory Board contaminant free licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Live Scans for each owner potentially-hazardous foods ownership premises is not within a Government Cannabinoids Testing Criminal History cannabis cultivation licensing capsules payable to the state of California ingredient list workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control destruction of cannabis goods testing methods Food-grade Butter/Oil public health and safety cannabis industries packaging and labeling Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Track and Trace Category II Residual Pesticides Testing manufacture cannabis products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed physical location (premises) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrate 2019 issues labels not be attractive product formulation exit packaging diagram of the business’s layout Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Percentage of ownership conditional license separate applications product guidelines transportation of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities emergency regulations 2019 revisions 2019 fines remove THC/CBD delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents annual license application Bond and Insurance Information persons 21 years of age or older 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis market good manufacturing practices an officer or director of a cannabis business final form 120 days manufacturing allergen information at least 20% ownership interest consumption of alcohol or tobacco operating premises cultivation cannabis adult-use products Premises Information disposal nonlaboratory quality control CDPH-9041 requiring refrigeration 2019 regulations inventory labeling medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company government warning statement label adult-use commercial cannabis activity hang tag or a peel-back label three state cannabis-licensing authorities volatile solvent designated structure licensed premises testing of cannabis goods Temporary License Application Information 2019 resolutions regulatory framework Licensee Information Local Jurisdictions local jurisdiction Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) topicals Business Organizational edibles packaging opaque Cultivation less than 10,000 at least 99% purity Ethanol transportation and security operating procedures Distributor Transport Only Application Checklist California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Butane/Hexane/Propane Premises diagram medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 some nutritional facts Transition Period extraction financial interest holder Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control contaminants 2019 recent news Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division secondary packaging member manager comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial kitchens required limits sugar local jurisdiction’s requirements Retailer (Type 10) CO2 and ethanol extractions testing laboratories commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Issuing Authority BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis distributors online licensing system small product packaging paper inserted into the packaging minimum standards for extraction processes The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) activity for a period of 120 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises California Department of Public Health Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis sales and/or consumption M-licensees The California Department of Public Health's secondary package must enter certain events primary panel requirements licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit commercial cannabis products secured area Temporary event up to 4 days CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) re-sealable Manufacturing (non-volatile) stickers 600 foot radius of a school public Licensee Lookup Tool 2019 laws child-resistant outer package A-license medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity M-license meat and seafood, and other products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) informational panel infusion periods of 90 days extensions loop system Operating Procedures Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2019 new laws tamper-evident highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Local Authorization onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods premises diagram health claims 2019 updates extracts licensed cannabis cultivators waste management laws MCSB local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensed cannabis distributors waste disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing activity recordkeeping cannabis waste packaging Distributor transport equity interest in a commercial cannabis business written procedures for inventory control supply chains for medicinal and 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In addition, Component Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Small Indoor Quality control personnel Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Primary panel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial cannabis activity Quality Preventive controls infused pre-rolls Bureau DPH-17-010E 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) UID list of cannabis manufacturers Department Cannabis product Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Validation Licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Finished product Request for Live Scan Nursery Qualified individual In-process material Harvest Batch adulteration Pre-roll Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Labeling Pest infused butters and oils as concentrates Batch Flowering Manufacture CBD Sanitize Lot Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Serving alternate use of a manufacturing premises Process Small Outdoor M-license Theoretical yield Type 11 (Distributor) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processor Kief Immature plant Universal symbol Informational panel products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mature plant Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Edible cannabis product Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Net weight cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Actual yield Canopy Limited-access area Mixed-light Tier 2 Dried flower Cultivation Applicant Proposition 65 warning statement Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Watts per square foot Verification Mixed-light Tier 1 Allergen cross-contact Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Personnel Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Contact surface THC Pathogen Processing aid Cultivation site Medium Outdoor CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Unique identifier Topical cannabis product Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Medium Indoor Type 10 (Retailer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Environmental pathogen Microorganisms Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Indoor cultivation Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Track and trace system Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Extraction Quality control operation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) track and trace system cannabis concentrates Adulterated Quarantine Specialty Indoor Processing Hazard Adequate Type 12 (Microbusiness) Distribution Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Manufacturer licensee Infusion Adult-use Market Nonvolatile solvent Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Ingredient Allergen Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Wet weight Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type N – for infusions package flower or pre-rolls Monitor Volatile solvent Product Identity Holding Raw material Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation and more.

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