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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 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensed cannabis distributors disclosure of all criminal convictions Moisture Content Testing informational panel 2018 new laws medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary event up to 4 days ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation managing member 120 days packaging and labeling requirements Physical address designated structure conducting quality assurance review A-license and an M-license destruction of cannabis goods period of 120 days three cannabis licensing authorities licensed cannabis cultivators unique ID/batch number Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Food-grade Butter/Oil product guidelines transport cannabis goods to retailer topicals supplemental label security 2018 issues the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products shared-use manufacturing facilities M-license packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls equity interest in a commercial cannabis business local jurisdiction authorization disposal Vehicle Requirements Water/Food-grade Dry Ice government warning statement label access to the area(s) edibles packaging opaque CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing online licensing system testing lab CDPH-issued universal symbol labels not be attractive Local Authorization shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit THC levels regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Type S share facility space secondary packaging secondary package potentially-hazardous foods Foreign Material Testing waste disposal Premises Information Premises Diagram microbusinesses hang tag or a peel-back label Completed Temporary License Application Form final form at least 99% purity allergen information 600 foot radius of a school recordkeeping Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board disposal and destruction methods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business Information Temporary Cannabis Event Distributor Transport Only Local Authorization Attachment at least 20% ownership interest A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving investment into a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace payable to the state of California valid waiver manufacturer's name paper inserted into the packaging motor carrier permit storage of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing cannabis products certified by a California-licensed engineer sugar CO2 and ethanol extractions Microbusiness cannabis adult-use products Business Organizational tamper-evident The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulatory framework 2018 important information 2018 revisions Mechanical chain of custody 2018 updates state cannabis licensing health impacts of cannabis tobacco products Edibles– Products licensed premises consumption of alcohol or tobacco labeling written procedures for inventory control opaque exit package child-resistant outer package child-resistant packaging quality control security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing activities member manager Retailer (Type 10) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Identifying information stickers medicinal commercial cannabis activity Financial information Personnel Requirements remove THC/CBD licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories requiring refrigeration medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Proposition 65 re-sealable California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products extraction Bond in the amount of $5,000 Heavy Metals Testing compliance with local jurisdiction manufacturing practices amount of sodium Local Issuing Authority manufacture cannabis products evidence of rehabilitation track and trace system medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) health claims 2018 proposed changes cannabis event organizer license Proposed Section 40133 licensed physical location (premises) waste management laws dried flower Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis retailers testing laboratories 2018 resolutions annual license application Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch temporary license Cannabinoids Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) minimum standards for extraction processes separate applications cannabis training Poison 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and fat per serving Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) mandated warning statements identity of the product Temporary License Application Information periods of 90 days extensions no infusion of alcohol compliance with regulations cannabis plants manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated oils or waxes Application Checklist local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations extracts amount of THC content emergency regulations 100 mg of THC per package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2018 laws adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2018 fines Local Jurisdictions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Fingerprints medicinal and adult-use markets Terpenoids Testing cannabis sales and/or consumption volatile solvent manufacturing medicinal and adult-use or both markets operating premises Mycotoxins Testing MCSB Cultivation less than 10,000 hydrocarbon-based solvents ingredient list Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) commercial cannabis products inventory and quality control cannabis waste packaging and labeling cannabis cultivation licensing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control concentrate capsules licensing cannabis distributors CDTFA seller’s permit Financial Interest Criminal History sales of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment activity for a period of 120 days Temporary License Application transportation onsite consumption of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL The California Department of Public Health's Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2018 problems list of artificial food colorings product formulation packaging convicted of a substantially related crime Operating Procedures property for the commercial cannabis activity Percentage of ownership LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-licensees local jurisdiction ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS procedures for inventory control product as a candy prohibited transportation of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis CDPH-9041 ownership premises is not within a Government required limits financial interest holder 600-foot radius of a school commercial cannabis manufacturing in California secured area exception for testing laboratories aggregate interest of 20% or more pre-made or purchased laboratory quality assurance transporting cannabis goods exit packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing Licensees Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing scheme 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Cannabis Manufacturing premises diagram some nutritional facts scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Carbon Dioxide (CO2) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin good manufacturing practices Bond and Insurance Information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business California Public Records Act limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2018 recent news Seller’s permit number M-licensees diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis industries regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery structure and formation documents CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL three state cannabis-licensing authorities testing of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business Transition Period Licensee Information Arranging for laboratory testing 2018 compliance local jurisdiction’s requirements retailers Labor peace agreement no infusion of nicotine Owner commercial cannabis manufacturers evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 entry into the legal, regulated market Butane/Hexane/Propane commercial kitchens small product packaging persons 21 years of age or older Premises diagram tinctures cannabis cartoons loop system operating procedures Ethanol infusion surety bond cannabis market shipping manifest loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturers who package for other producers purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands distributors no added caffeine testing methods primary panel requirements Transport vehicles alarm system public Licensee Lookup Tool Retailer (nonstorefront) Live Scans for each owner protocol finished product meat and seafood, and other products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Form # CDPH-9041 Extractions using CO2 vape cartridges and more.

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

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