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

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


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