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

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


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