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

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

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

Last updated on April 22, 2019

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