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

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

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