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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 Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

Last updated on September 18, 2019

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