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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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 Business License Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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