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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 Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding cannabis cultivation licensing distributors operating procedures medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Food-grade Butter/Oil compliance with regulations Terpenoids Testing Application Checklist Financial information immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Local Authorization amount of THC content procedures for inventory control adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens microbusinesses delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 new laws commercial cannabis manufacturing concentrate supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products health claims definition of owner hydrocarbon-based solvents diagram of the business’s layout LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supply chain onsite consumption of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company tobacco products The California Department of Public Health's exception for testing laboratories manufacturers who package for other producers 2020 important information pre-made or purchased Distributor transport edible products manufacture cannabis products health impacts of cannabis Licensees Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Identifying information scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Licensee Lookup Tool capsules emergency regulations managing member Individual Owner inhalable cannabis waste management laws ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation MCSB’s temporary license application remove THC/CBD cannabis market re-sealable structure and formation documents M-license dried flower cannabis event organizer license local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Bond in the amount of $5,000 Local Jurisdictions evidence of rehabilitation cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 120 days cannabis waste infusion Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) stickers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) California Department of Public Health retailers the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) transportation product as a candy prohibited licensing cannabis distributors A-licensees Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates highly-concentrated oils or waxes The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis manufacturers amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Seller’s permit number Retailer (Type 10) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Owner must enter certain events Premises Information 2020 revisions packaging and labeling Moisture Content Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL at least 20% ownership interest Financial Interest sugar Cultivation less than 10,000 primary panel requirements investment into a commercial cannabis business financial interest holder secondary package inventory The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manufacturing practices Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensing cannabis retailers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises commercial cannabis manufacturing in California storage of cannabis goods public Licensee Lookup Tool Extractions using CO2 operating premises volatile solvent annual license application required limits cannabis plants conditional license CDTFA seller’s permit waste disposal finished product 600-foot radius of a school 2020 compliance Local Authorization Attachment medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis cartoons Form # CDPH-9041 packaging and labeling requirements activity for a period of 120 days commercial cannabis products Ethanol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Premises Diagram extraction requiring refrigeration supplemental label edibles packaging opaque designated structure 2020 proposed changes Premises diagram identity of the product shared-use manufacturing facilities purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS THC levels sales of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment extracts Temporary License Application transportation and security at least 99% purity commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) protocol Business Organizational Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 600 foot radius of a school sampling standards Mechanical meat and seafood, and other products Completed Temporary License Application Form written procedures for inventory control transport cannabis goods to retailer licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories local jurisdiction MCSB M-licensees Personnel Requirements A-license periods of 90 days extensions disclosure of all criminal convictions unique ID/batch number Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) product formulation Percentage of ownership topicals Physical address Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch mandated warning statements nonlaboratory quality control informational panel Temporary License Application Information Temporary event up to 4 days Licensee Information public health and safety surety bond transporting cannabis goods license review process testing laboratories Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Business Information separate applications licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2020 regulations quality control temporary license good manufacturing practices limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving secured area Type S share facility space secondary packaging Transition Period premises diagram Retailer (nonstorefront) destruction of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority consumption of alcohol or tobacco member manager inventory and quality control Butane/Hexane/Propane Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) child-resistant outer package alcoholic beverages manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 100 mg of THC per package testing of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol final form cannabis sales and/or consumption labeling Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division allergen information 2020 resolutions labels not be attractive small product packaging 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises vape cartridges some nutritional facts disposal and destruction methods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2020 fines recordkeeping cannabis industries medicinal commercial cannabis activity ingredient list exit packaging Category II Residual Pesticides Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity testing methods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Microbusiness government warning statement label Proposed Section 40133 A-license and an M-license minimum standards for extraction processes medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis training cannabis adult-use products contaminants CDPH-issued universal symbol list of artificial food colorings 2020 issues Industrial Hemp Advisory Board transportation of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 conducting quality assurance review licensing scheme Edibles– Products Temporary Cannabis Event Arranging for laboratory testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing potentially-hazardous foods Mycotoxins Testing online licensing system aggregate interest of 20% or more disposal Foreign Material Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California child-resistant packaging Distributor Transport Only regulatory framework Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Water/Food-grade Dry Ice access to the area(s) manned motor vehicle carbohydrates and fat per serving track and trace system 2020 recent news equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace chain of custody loop system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing cannabis products period of 120 days state cannabis licensing Proposition 65 manufacturer's name Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manufacturing activities Heavy Metals Testing contaminant free payable to the state of California Transport vehicles alarm system hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 laws Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity laboratory quality assurance Cannabis Manufacturing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit compliance with local jurisdiction opaque exit package licensed cannabis cultivators 2020 updates entry into the legal, regulated market regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis motor carrier permit Bond and Insurance Information local jurisdiction authorization local jurisdiction’s requirements security limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Live Scans for each owner Vehicle Requirements A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Criminal History cultivation Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Labor peace agreement Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufacturing (non-volatile) paper inserted into the packaging licensed physical location (premises) testing lab Operating Procedures no infusion of nicotine Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Fingerprints licensed premises persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business no added caffeine California Public Records Act shipping manifest tamper-evident three cannabis licensing authorities CDPH-9041 certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2020 problems ownership premises is not within a Government convicted of a substantially related crime product guidelines tinctures an officer or director of a cannabis business valid waiver Cannabinoids Testing amount of sodium sanitary workplaces basic nutritional information and more.

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

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