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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 meat and seafood, and other products M-license amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package investment into a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) inventory definition of owner medicinal commercial cannabis activity re-sealable ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis distributors financial interest holder Terpenoids Testing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensed cannabis distributors 2019 new laws disclosure of all criminal convictions product as a candy prohibited loop system 2019 proposed changes minimum standards for extraction processes Distributor transport shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company activity for a period of 120 days Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sales of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis cultivation licensing edible products Arranging for laboratory testing certified by a California-licensed engineer track and trace system Ethanol manufacturing Local Authorization 2019 regulations A-license and an M-license Licensee Information amount of THC content an officer or director of a cannabis business regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis infusion Temporary event up to 4 days transport cannabis goods to retailer ownership premises is not within a Government California Department of Public Health state cannabis licensing health impacts of cannabis unique ID/batch number list of artificial food colorings security and cannabis waste disposal retailers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) testing lab vape cartridges allergen information Live Scans for each owner local jurisdiction authorization health claims secondary packaging immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery compliance with local jurisdiction Premises Information commercial cannabis manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Transition Period Financial information operating procedures Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensed cannabis cultivators aggregate interest of 20% or more consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2019 revisions Licensees recordkeeping 100 mg of THC per package testing of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) opaque exit package Local Authorization Attachment amount of sodium evidence of rehabilitation must enter certain events transporting cannabis goods regulatory framework licensed physical location (premises) Extractions using CO2 Temporary License Application good manufacturing practices Category II Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing cannabis products Cannabinoids Testing informational panel Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Cultivation less than 10,000 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Bond and Insurance Information medicinal and adult-use or both markets THC levels nonlaboratory quality control Heavy Metals Testing diagram of the business’s layout licensing scheme Industrial Hemp Advisory Board no added caffeine 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CDTFA seller’s permit Personnel Requirements stickers highly-concentrated oils or waxes Completed Temporary License Application Form procedures for inventory control local jurisdiction 600 foot radius of a school written procedures for inventory control pre-made or purchased regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Track and Trace Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 fines chain of custody CO2 and ethanol extractions Butane/Hexane/Propane 2019 laws scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing commercial kitchens child-resistant outer package hang tag or a peel-back label contaminants limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensed premises quality control exception for testing laboratories license review process Retailer (Type 10) volatile solvent Mycotoxins Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) supplemental label Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) small product packaging storage of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers testing methods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis training period of 120 days 2019 resolutions CDPH-issued universal symbol requiring refrigeration capsules Identifying information basic nutritional information premises diagram Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging temporary license Owner finished product Criminal History compliance with regulations conducting quality assurance review remove THC/CBD sampling standards secured area workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale extracts Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis adult-use products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sugar Vehicle Requirements access to the area(s) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation three state cannabis-licensing authorities Cannabis Manufacturing managing member purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises packaging and labeling requirements three cannabis licensing authorities structure and formation documents convicted of a substantially related crime MCSB’s temporary license application dried flower valid waiver manned motor vehicle public health and safety inhalable cannabis Bond in the amount of $5,000 emergency regulations persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business tobacco products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 600-foot radius of a school distributors carbohydrates and fat per serving 2019 issues shipping manifest Retailer (nonstorefront) required limits entry into the legal, regulated market primary panel requirements public Licensee Lookup Tool Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act identity of the product tinctures microbusinesses Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) online licensing system labeling local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations annual license application Moisture Content Testing waste management laws Local Jurisdictions concentrate manufacture cannabis products waste disposal medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 problems licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories protocol Premises diagram paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Fingerprints tamper-evident cannabis waste topicals motor carrier permit extraction inventory and quality control Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) supply chain final form comply with all packaging and labeling requirements some nutritional facts Microbusiness mandated warning statements cannabis plants cultivation no infusion of alcohol Carbon Dioxide (CO2) member manager Application Checklist operating premises Form # CDPH-9041 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods security cannabis industries Mechanical Seller’s permit number BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2019 compliance manufacturing practices Temporary License Application Information Business Information designated structure testing laboratories commercial cannabis products sanitary workplaces Local Issuing Authority contaminant free Type S share facility space ingredient list alcoholic beverages A-licensees conditional license product formulation edibles packaging opaque Proposition 65 potentially-hazardous foods periods of 90 days extensions onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis cartoons cannabis sales and/or consumption manufacturer's name destruction of cannabis goods commercial cannabis activity Premises Diagram Proposed Section 40133 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis market M-licensees limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving commercial cannabis manufacturers payable to the state of California shared-use manufacturing facilities 120 days secondary package Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Financial Interest Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Edibles– Products 2019 updates The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MCSB packaging and labeling The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) child-resistant packaging Transport vehicles alarm system exit packaging disposal government warning statement label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no infusion of nicotine cannabis event organizer license Temporary Cannabis Event Food-grade Butter/Oil 2019 recent news highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH product guidelines The California Department of Public Health's Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation and security Foreign Material Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sanitary and hazard-free environment labels not be attractive commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing cannabis microbusinesses CDPH-9041 persons 21 years of age or older California Public Records Act A-license licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises manufacturing activities transportation Physical address licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Operating Procedures adult-use commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) at least 99% purity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Individual Owner 2019 important information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Percentage of ownership equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products disposal and destruction methods property for the commercial cannabis activity Labor peace agreement A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity separate applications surety bond Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Distributor Transport Only onsite consumption of cannabis goods Business Organizational laboratory quality assurance licensing cannabis retailers and more.

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

Last updated on October 20, 2019

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