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

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

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