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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

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and Safety Act annual license application primary panel requirements Transition Period required limits Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Track and Trace child-resistant packaging extraction inventory Cultivation less than 10,000 2019 fines Criminal History cannabis market diagram of the business’s layout microbusinesses at least 99% purity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements aggregate interest of 20% or more surety bond Cannabinoids Testing Premises Diagram minimum standards for extraction processes Mycotoxins Testing Local Issuing Authority cannabis event organizer license health impacts of cannabis secured area periods of 90 days extensions Temporary License Application loop system cannabis plants loan provided to a commercial cannabis business activity for a period of 120 days hang tag or a peel-back label investment into a commercial cannabis business manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) emergency regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license and an M-license paper inserted into the packaging highly-concentrated oils or waxes Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ingredient list Licensees quality control 2019 laws persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business re-sealable CDPH-issued universal symbol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board operating premises local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturing cannabis products packaging and labeling requirements amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Labor peace agreement sampling standards member manager informational panel license review process 2019 important information retailers must enter certain events testing lab Temporary event up to 4 days access to the area(s) designated structure hydrocarbon-based solvents onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime security and cannabis waste disposal online licensing system definition 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highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin three cannabis licensing authorities shared-use manufacturing facilities A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises M-license regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensing cannabis distributors Water/Food-grade Dry Ice labels not be attractive 2019 new laws product as a candy prohibited limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving storage of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL payable to the state of California 2019 issues transportation and security Local Jurisdictions MCSB transportation of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) potentially-hazardous foods an officer or director of a cannabis business volatile solvent 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Terpenoids Testing Physical address unique ID/batch number Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations chain of custody medicinal and adult-use or both markets equity interest in a commercial cannabis business secondary package Fingerprints no infusion of alcohol 120 days 100 mg of THC per package adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond in the amount of $5,000 remove THC/CBD Temporary License Application Information financial interest holder manufacture cannabis products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis waste Operating Procedures meat and seafood, and other products disposal motor carrier permit inventory and quality control cannabis adult-use products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) laboratory quality assurance shipping manifest no infusion of nicotine Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) contaminants nonlaboratory quality control California Public Records Act sales of cannabis goods capsules property for the commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Heavy Metals Testing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation requiring refrigeration list of artificial food colorings alcoholic beverages Business Organizational Type S share facility space packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls security licensed cannabis manufacturers tobacco products tinctures medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturing and more.

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

Last updated on January 17, 2019

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