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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 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division requiring refrigeration Financial Interest regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Type S share facility space testing of cannabis goods evidence of rehabilitation 2019 fines Water/Food-grade Dry Ice commercial cannabis products local jurisdiction edibles packaging opaque Completed Temporary License Application Form license review process Operating Procedures good manufacturing practices Premises Information compliance with regulations re-sealable Live Scans for each owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite consumption of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH disposal and destruction methods Financial information Percentage of ownership manufacturer's name recordkeeping evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Transition Period temporary license required limits Form # CDPH-9041 property for the commercial cannabis activity mandated warning statements testing methods unique ID/batch number tamper-evident packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls opaque exit package CDTFA seller’s permit Retailer (nonstorefront) Labor peace agreement Vehicle Requirements retailers workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control operating premises activity for a period of 120 days Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) chain of custody no infusion of nicotine CO2 and ethanol extractions payable to the state of California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch investment into a commercial cannabis business sampling standards extraction Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis sales and/or consumption product formulation quality control secondary packaging A-licensees member manager emergency regulations structure and formation documents sanitary workplaces Butane/Hexane/Propane an officer or director of a cannabis business packaging CDPH-issued universal symbol sales of cannabis goods allergen information infusion shared-use manufacturing facilities transportation health claims Seller’s permit number 2019 compliance testing lab ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing cannabis products inventory finished product period of 120 days government warning statement label limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving annual license application procedures for inventory control Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing periods of 90 days extensions regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Bond in the amount of $5,000 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2019 resolutions state cannabis licensing 600 foot radius of a school written procedures for inventory control Distributor transport commercial kitchens California Public Records Act Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates disposal licensing cannabis distributors 2019 recent news Licensees manned motor vehicle Licensee Lookup Tool immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery at least 99% purity 2019 updates cannabis training disclosure of all criminal convictions transporting cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Temporary License Application Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cultivation sanitary and hazard-free environment CDPH-9041 Distributor Transport Only supplemental label transportation and security persons 21 years of age or older scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) hang tag or a peel-back label Mechanical contaminant free stickers Premises Diagram BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL access to the area(s) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis waste security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Temporary event up to 4 days minimum standards for extraction processes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit THC levels Bond and Insurance Information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufacturing (non-volatile) tobacco products licensed cannabis manufacturers the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) labeling at least 20% ownership interest Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) MCSB’s temporary license application Individual Owner Proposed Section 40133 Fingerprints 2019 new laws topicals secured area A-license no added caffeine aggregate interest of 20% or more 2019 laws public health and safety public Licensee Lookup Tool Microbusiness Application Checklist Foreign Material Testing child-resistant packaging Local Jurisdictions Cannabinoids Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil Ethanol informational panel security and cannabis waste disposal vape cartridges 2019 revisions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturing activities meat and seafood, and other products The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacture cannabis products Retailer (Type 10) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods tinctures licensing scheme waste management laws 600-foot radius of a school Track and Trace three cannabis licensing authorities definition of owner child-resistant outer package track and trace system Proposition 65 California Department of Public Health consumption of alcohol or tobacco adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturers amount of sodium Cannabis Manufacturing medicinal and adult-use markets Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act product guidelines conducting quality assurance review commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling local jurisdiction’s requirements sugar nonlaboratory quality control local jurisdiction authorization packaging and labeling requirements ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 alcoholic beverages Local Authorization Attachment MCSB dried flower regulatory framework edible products The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) health impacts of cannabis transport cannabis goods to retailer loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application Information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensed cannabis cultivators Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) pre-made or purchased basic nutritional information licensing cannabis retailers Local Authorization Edibles– Products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis event organizer license testing laboratories loop system protocol Licensee Information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) no infusion of alcohol contaminants Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Extractions using CO2 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2019 issues surety bond inhalable cannabis licensed physical location (premises) premises diagram cannabis cartoons extracts LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS identity of the product 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Identifying information conditional license Moisture Content Testing small product packaging microbusinesses cannabis cultivation licensing manufacturing exit packaging Transport vehicles alarm system operating procedures certified by a California-licensed engineer licensed cannabis distributors must enter certain events inventory and quality control ingredient list Business Organizational entry into the legal, regulated market secondary package medicinal and adult-use or both markets The California Department of Public Health's financial interest holder commercial cannabis manufacturing in California separate applications shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company hydrocarbon-based solvents Mycotoxins Testing Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) amount of THC content valid waiver Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority M-license Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing practices cannabis industries California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance with local jurisdiction Premises diagram potentially-hazardous foods 2019 problems medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity three state cannabis-licensing authorities local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations motor carrier permit final form 2019 important information Terpenoids Testing designated structure online licensing system highly-concentrated oils or waxes Heavy Metals Testing 2019 regulations distributors Physical address paper inserted into the packaging remove THC/CBD commercial cannabis manufacturing activity volatile solvent 120 days cannabis plants storage of cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods M-licensees Cultivation less than 10,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing Owner transportation of cannabis goods managing member waste disposal labels not be attractive medicinal commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package exception for testing laboratories comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin some 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In addition, Small Indoor Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Adequate Quality control operation Net weight Specialty Outdoor Nursery Volatile solvent Actual yield Cannabis product Applicant Adulterated Pest Processor Processing aid DPH-17-010E Validation CBD Specialty Cottage Outdoor Distribution Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) infused butters and oils as concentrates Preventive controls Verification adulteration Outdoor cultivation Holding Lot Type 12 (Microbusiness) Product Identity Indoor cultivation UID Bureau Type 11 (Distributor) Mixed-light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Serving Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) 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) infused pre-rolls Theoretical yield Type 10 (Retailer) Harvest Batch Track-and-trace systems Commercial cannabis activity Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Qualified individual Pre-roll Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Kief M-license Edible cannabis product Wet weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Microorganisms Topical cannabis product Monitor Small Outdoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises CBD from industrial hemp Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Mature plant Type N – for infusions Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Premises Licensee Flowering Environmental pathogen Department Allergen cross-contact list of cannabis manufacturers Unique identifier Process Contact surface MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Extraction Nonvolatile solvent THC Package Quality Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Informational panel Watts per square foot Manufacture Finished product track and trace system Hazard Quarantine Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Pathogen Quality control personnel Component In-process material Infusion Primary panel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Allergen Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Universal symbol Cultivation Canopy Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Processing cannabis concentrates Mixed-light cultivation Request for Live Scan Proposition 65 warning statement Medium Indoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Manufacturer licensee Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Outdoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Cultivation site Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Raw material Mixed-light Tier 2 package flower or pre-rolls Track and trace system Ingredient Immature plant Sanitize products similar to traditional food products prohibited Labeling Personnel Specialty Cottage Indoor Batch gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Dried flower and more.

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