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

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

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