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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 licensed cannabis manufacturers Food-grade Butter/Oil Financial Interest shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit meat and seafood, and other products Financial information manned motor vehicle payable to the state of California supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Cannabinoids Testing M-licensees evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises basic nutritional information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant outer package public health and safety commercial cannabis manufacturing activity waste disposal three cannabis licensing authorities sanitary workplaces medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) evidence of rehabilitation cannabis cartoons Mycotoxins Testing potentially-hazardous foods dried flower required limits comply with all packaging and labeling requirements recordkeeping vape cartridges nonlaboratory quality control Transport vehicles alarm system limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 100 mg of THC per package temporary license 2018 proposed changes packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls edible products entry into the legal, regulated market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) secondary packaging microbusinesses The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Distributor transport immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2018 important information managing member Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business structure and formation documents CO2 and ethanol extractions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Licensee Lookup Tool scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis event organizer license Distributor Transport Only licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Transition Period tamper-evident Business Information state cannabis licensing final form infusion certified by a California-licensed engineer mandated warning statements 2018 regulations remove THC/CBD financial interest holder CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensing scheme cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) list of artificial food colorings transportation and security security and cannabis waste disposal ownership premises is not within a Government 2018 fines Retailer (Type 10) amount of THC content Business Organizational concentrate commercial cannabis manufacturing some nutritional facts Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control conditional license track and trace system an officer or director of a cannabis business adult-use commercial cannabis activity laboratory quality assurance labeling hang tag or a peel-back label Retailer (nonstorefront) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturer's name Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 health impacts of cannabis sanitary and hazard-free environment labels not be attractive Bond in the amount of $5,000 contaminant free amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package testing lab cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis waste manufacturers who package for other producers limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Local Jurisdictions Identifying information paper inserted into the packaging conducting quality assurance review Microbusiness loop system 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Percentage of ownership ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation persons 21 years of age or older Terpenoids Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations inventory and quality control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) three state cannabis-licensing authorities exit packaging informational panel supplemental label highly-concentrated oils or waxes local jurisdiction activity for a period of 120 days periods of 90 days extensions 120 days compliance with regulations packaging and labeling extraction secondary package 2018 problems access to the area(s) Operating Procedures procedures for inventory control storage of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration Temporary License Application CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing cannabis microbusinesses operating procedures A-licensees Heavy Metals Testing testing of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets unique ID/batch number manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600-foot radius of a school premises diagram manufacturing cannabis products allergen information Type S share facility space Temporary License Application Information 2018 revisions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Category I Residual Pesticides Testing government warning statement label security cannabis sales and/or consumption Individual Owner ingredient list waste management laws product guidelines volatile solvent licensing cannabis distributors Premises Information compliance with local jurisdiction 2018 resolutions property for the commercial cannabis activity Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates disposal cannabis market period of 120 days separate applications disposal and destruction methods California Department of Public Health minimum standards for extraction processes Premises Diagram tinctures Bond and Insurance Information contaminants regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Licensee Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 600 foot radius of a school extracts A-license and an M-license Criminal History Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) diagram of the business’s layout definition of owner amount of sodium manufacturing pre-made or purchased primary panel requirements Premises diagram cultivation local jurisdiction authorization 2018 issues cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale motor carrier permit Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Licensees retailers finished product CDTFA seller’s permit online licensing system protocol commercial cannabis activity surety bond carbohydrates and fat per serving purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Physical address product formulation licensed physical location (premises) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2018 recent news Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing convicted of a substantially related crime Seller’s permit number Edibles– Products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) stickers tobacco products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis plants Carbon Dioxide (CO2) exception for testing laboratories chain of custody commercial cannabis manufacturing in California transporting cannabis goods licensed premises packaging Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 sampling standards delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis operating premises commercial cannabis manufacturers designated structure no infusion of nicotine MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Local Issuing Authority Proposed Section 40133 licensing cannabis retailers Ethanol Completed Temporary License Application Form licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin testing methods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products consumption of alcohol or tobacco topicals MCSB’s temporary license application health claims THC levels Cultivation less than 10,000 alcoholic beverages public Licensee Lookup Tool 2018 new laws onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed cannabis cultivators Temporary Cannabis Event licensed cannabis distributors identity of the product at least 99% purity Moisture Content Testing valid waiver distributors manufacturing practices member manager 2018 updates edibles packaging opaque small product packaging LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CDPH-9041 and more.

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

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