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

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


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