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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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

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


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