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recent california business licensing news and updates This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding California Department of Public Health (CDPH) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package surety bond an officer or director of a cannabis business local jurisdiction’s requirements final form manufacturing identity of the product product guidelines mandated warning statements Temporary License Application Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control regulatory framework A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity California Department of Public Health recordkeeping Premises Information volatile solvent secondary packaging cannabis market Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) M-licensees purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products must enter certain events entry into the legal, regulated market 2019 regulations CO2 and ethanol extractions remove THC/CBD cannabis industries Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2019 fines Distributor Transport Only valid waiver manufacturing cannabis products Financial information supply chain Labor peace agreement 2019 revisions licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licensed physical location (premises) Cultivation less than 10,000 aggregate interest of 20% or more Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) local jurisdiction authorization unique ID/batch number medicinal and adult-use or both markets Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) operating procedures Cannabinoids Testing activity for a period of 120 days sales of cannabis goods manufacturer's name workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control re-sealable labels not be attractive microbusinesses transport cannabis goods to retailer at least 20% ownership interest comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale inventory and quality control Mycotoxins Testing 600-foot radius of a school emergency regulations Microbusiness online licensing system requiring refrigeration premises diagram conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2019 resolutions Retailer (nonstorefront) Terpenoids Testing 2019 important information disclosure of all criminal convictions exit packaging potentially-hazardous foods structure and formation documents Owner waste disposal designated structure Local Authorization good manufacturing practices extraction state cannabis licensing Proposition 65 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensed premises Temporary event up to 4 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sanitary and hazard-free environment 100 mg of THC per package extracts equity interest in a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2019 laws cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Foreign Material Testing Ethanol access to the area(s) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis cultivation licensing 2019 updates Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Mechanical Individual Owner commercial cannabis products vape cartridges persons 21 years of age or older testing laboratories Licensees licensing cannabis microbusinesses tamper-evident Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 quality control commercial cannabis manufacturers topicals temporary license Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2019 problems packaging and labeling annual license application separate applications Type S share facility space Heavy Metals Testing Vehicle Requirements edible products Premises Diagram M-license investment into a commercial cannabis business child-resistant packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities retailers compliance with regulations child-resistant outer package loop system ownership premises is not within a Government evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises small product packaging capsules security packaging distributors Bond in the amount of $5,000 Retailer (Type 10) conducting quality assurance review 2019 compliance 2019 new laws A-license shipping manifest local jurisdiction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing highly-concentrated oils or waxes secured area BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Distributor transport paper inserted into the packaging inhalable cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators supplemental label Cannabis Manufacturing MCSB carbohydrates and fat per serving LICENSE 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In addition, Nonmanufactured cannabis product Harvest Batch Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Cottage Indoor Canopy Manufacture Indoor cultivation Adequate Premises Quarantine MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Universal symbol Primary panel Monitor Nonvolatile solvent Dried flower Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Mixed-light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Processing aid Flowering Raw material Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Batch Adulterated Distribution Watts per square foot Topical cannabis product Small Outdoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Component Validation Net weight Informational panel Allergen cross-contact Licensee Pre-roll Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Outdoor Proposition 65 warning statement Theoretical yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Ingredient Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Contact surface Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Serving Nursery Volatile solvent Mature plant Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Manufacturer licensee package flower or pre-rolls Actual yield CBD from industrial hemp Processing Cannabis product Quality Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Commercial cannabis activity Personnel gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Allergen Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Applicant Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Preventive controls Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Pest Processor UID Sanitize Request for Live Scan Kief Labeling Quality control operation Cultivation Bureau Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Infusion Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light cultivation Department Verification Adult-use Market THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Cultivation site THC Hazard Limited-access area Holding Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Outdoor CBD Wet weight Product Identity Track and trace system Edible cannabis product Track-and-trace systems Specialty Indoor Quality control personnel Medium Indoor Lot M-license adulteration Environmental pathogen infused pre-rolls Qualified individual Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 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) Package Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Microorganisms track and trace system Extraction Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Finished product Immature plant Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Process Specialty Outdoor Unique identifier Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 10 (Retailer) Small Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Type N – for infusions Type 11 (Distributor) In-process material and more.

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