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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 2018 proposed changes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS amount of sodium informational panel Arranging for laboratory testing public health and safety licensing cannabis microbusinesses health claims scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) sampling standards Premises Diagram conducting quality assurance review recordkeeping commercial cannabis manufacturing no infusion of alcohol labeling inhalable cannabis Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial kitchens licensed cannabis cultivators 2018 revisions property for the commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction licensed cannabis manufacturers The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) security and cannabis waste disposal nonlaboratory quality control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods supplemental label transporting cannabis goods Cultivation less than 10,000 sugar local jurisdiction commercial cannabis activity entry into the legal, regulated market valid waiver Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Financial Interest testing methods local jurisdiction’s requirements 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations premises diagram shared-use manufacturing facilities 2018 updates aggregate interest of 20% or more Type S share facility space regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California MCSB Premises Information manufacturing practices requiring refrigeration Industrial Hemp Advisory Board the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) mandated warning statements Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch volatile solvent extracts microbusinesses secondary package Proposed Section 40133 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) commercial cannabis products Identifying information disposal and destruction methods commercial cannabis manufacturers Transition Period licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Carbon Dioxide (CO2) edible products health impacts of cannabis limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensed premises M-licensees medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Criminal History hang tag or a peel-back label product as a candy prohibited Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Owner emergency regulations surety bond ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 600 foot radius of a school some nutritional facts opaque exit package cannabis industries licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises transportation product formulation packaging and labeling requirements Extractions using CO2 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Foreign Material Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH medicinal and adult-use markets Licensee Information Cannabis Manufacturing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Jurisdictions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale persons 21 years of age or older basic nutritional information infusion destruction of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis market Financial information tamper-evident 2018 laws finished product Operating Procedures stickers secured area storage of cannabis goods cannabis plants Terpenoids Testing 2018 regulations Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Labor peace agreement Bond and Insurance Information Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles conditional license M-license testing of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Temporary License Application Information quality control Ethanol amount of THC content final form state cannabis licensing Physical address structure and formation documents Individual Owner waste disposal Licensees security Distributor transport temporary license cannabis cultivation licensing dried flower Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products re-sealable three state cannabis-licensing authorities Mycotoxins Testing track and trace system exception for testing laboratories topicals manned motor vehicle comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Temporary License Application laboratory quality assurance 2018 new laws 600-foot radius of a school disposal evidence of rehabilitation transportation of cannabis goods labels not be attractive operating premises Seller’s permit number Percentage of ownership Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Proposition 65 an officer or director of a cannabis business A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity loop system CDTFA seller’s permit The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Form # CDPH-9041 three cannabis licensing authorities onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods testing laboratories remove THC/CBD CDPH-issued universal symbol Bond in the amount of $5,000 regulatory framework 2018 problems motor carrier permit designated structure loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis cartoons Track and Trace Retailer (Type 10) member manager at least 99% purity shipping manifest licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis distributors certified by a California-licensed engineer Fingerprints cultivation capsules Premises diagram Business Information sanitary and hazard-free environment diagram of the business’s layout extraction period of 120 days hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis training procedures for inventory control separate applications California Public Records Act tinctures alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Cannabinoids Testing Business Organizational Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis adult-use products no added caffeine transportation and security contaminants product guidelines unique ID/batch number access to the area(s) A-licensees supply chain purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands managing member THC levels license review process sales of cannabis goods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers ingredient list The California Department of Public Health's exit packaging regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis waste government warning statement label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act disclosure of all criminal convictions annual license application sanitary workplaces medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Live Scans for each owner amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package highly-concentrated oils or waxes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) MCSB’s temporary license application Food-grade Butter/Oil Application Checklist Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice distributors activity for a period of 120 days manufacturer's name investment into a commercial cannabis business Butane/Hexane/Propane Vehicle Requirements no infusion of nicotine concentrate edibles packaging opaque inventory allergen information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 issues Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Completed Temporary License Application Form child-resistant packaging Local Authorization Attachment licensing cannabis distributors A-license and an M-license 100 mg of THC per package 2018 compliance tobacco products Edibles– Products Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturers who package for other producers CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Heavy Metals Testing testing lab waste management laws ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Mechanical Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing scheme list of artificial food colorings secondary packaging minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis event organizer license paper inserted into the packaging limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2018 important information A-license Temporary Cannabis Event manufacture cannabis products onsite consumption of cannabis goods definition of owner payable to the state of California small product packaging Moisture Content Testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company child-resistant outer package Transport vehicles alarm system Local Issuing Authority manufacturing Local Authorization packaging protocol carbohydrates and fat per serving supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products packaging and labeling operating procedures potentially-hazardous foods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing required limits 2018 recent news Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensing cannabis retailers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business primary panel requirements online licensing system 120 days periods of 90 days extensions compliance with regulations vape cartridges 2018 fines written procedures for inventory control medicinal commercial cannabis activity identity of the product retailers immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2018 resolutions transport cannabis goods to retailer at least 20% ownership interest Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity convicted of a substantially related crime California Department of Public Health cannabis sales and/or consumption Distributor Transport Only Temporary event up to 4 days good manufacturing practices financial interest holder Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing cannabis products local jurisdiction authorization ownership premises is not within a Government pre-made or purchased must enter certain events CDPH-9041 chain of custody public Licensee Lookup Tool Microbusiness Personnel Requirements manufacturing activities contaminant free meat and seafood, and other products and more.

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


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