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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 surety bond requiring refrigeration local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations medicinal and adult-use markets Owner Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices finished product licensing cannabis retailers required limits basic nutritional information secondary package destruction of cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) storage of cannabis goods license review process 2019 revisions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control certified by a California-licensed engineer Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) unique ID/batch number Heavy Metals Testing Financial Interest loan provided to a commercial cannabis business immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery persons 21 years of age or older re-sealable California Department of Public Health annual license application packaging Individual Owner capsules transporting cannabis goods manufacturer's name opaque exit package manufacturing cannabis products Operating Procedures CDTFA seller’s permit sanitary and hazard-free environment commercial cannabis products written procedures for inventory control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensed premises Business Information compliance with regulations operating premises Financial information Terpenoids Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sampling standards an officer or director of a cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions disclosure of all criminal convictions Labor peace agreement public health and safety licensed physical location (premises) period of 120 days no added caffeine topicals member manager Type S share facility space Retailer (nonstorefront) supply chain hydrocarbon-based solvents definition of owner potentially-hazardous foods regulatory framework Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch labeling emergency regulations mandated warning statements microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Form # CDPH-9041 premises diagram volatile solvent Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division laboratory quality assurance quality control 2019 resolutions managing member Completed Temporary License Application Form product formulation BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL temporary license track and trace system final form A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity investment into a commercial cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) tobacco products state cannabis licensing 2019 problems Application Checklist ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis plants tamper-evident evidence of rehabilitation health impacts of cannabis cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) informational panel three cannabis licensing authorities identity of the product Local Jurisdictions cannabis market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods public Licensee Lookup Tool labels not be attractive financial interest holder evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises child-resistant outer package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis waste 600-foot radius of a school local jurisdiction authorization Premises Diagram Licensee Lookup Tool scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Physical address licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements loop system 2019 updates Premises Information minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing in California health claims packaging and labeling testing methods Transport vehicles alarm system licensing cannabis microbusinesses regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Moisture Content Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Mycotoxins Testing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2019 laws A-license valid waiver medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Arranging for laboratory testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) local jurisdiction A-license and an M-license at least 99% purity 2019 regulations manufacture cannabis products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles hang tag or a peel-back label limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Personnel Requirements Edibles– Products vape cartridges Microbusiness Food-grade Butter/Oil 100 mg of THC per package purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands extraction THC levels Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls California Public Records Act highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis event organizer license sales of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business conducting quality assurance review LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Industrial Hemp Advisory Board inventory secondary packaging The California Department of Public Health's Local Issuing Authority 2019 important information aggregate interest of 20% or more distributors concentrate Extractions using CO2 Vehicle Requirements operating procedures property for the commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) stickers manufacturing entry into the legal, regulated market MCSB’s temporary license application manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use or both markets Bond in the amount of $5,000 procedures for inventory control activity for a period of 120 days M-license government warning statement label edible products A-licensees Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) inventory and quality control CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturers shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit alcoholic beverages CDPH-9041 amount of sodium convicted of a substantially related crime product guidelines licensing cannabis distributors extracts chain of custody 2019 new laws Business Organizational some nutritional facts Mechanical disposal and destruction methods cannabis cartoons contaminants nonlaboratory quality control Bond and Insurance Information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2019 proposed changes commercial cannabis manufacturing activity security cannabis cultivation licensing disposal separate applications cannabis adult-use products waste disposal persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 medicinal commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer adult-use commercial cannabis activity shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company edibles packaging opaque testing of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Track and Trace retailers diagram of the business’s layout packaging and labeling requirements Cannabinoids Testing small product packaging payable to the state of California Cultivation less than 10,000 amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package amount of THC content Percentage of ownership CDPH-issued universal symbol Butane/Hexane/Propane access to the area(s) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH shipping manifest Fingerprints shared-use manufacturing facilities exception for testing laboratories testing lab security and cannabis waste disposal licensing scheme paper inserted into the packaging Criminal History Foreign Material Testing Premises diagram product as a candy prohibited conditional license licensed cannabis manufacturers transportation of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces recordkeeping sugar at least 20% ownership interest transportation manufacturing activities commercial kitchens licensed cannabis distributors supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products protocol Retailer (Type 10) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2019 fines Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturing practices primary panel requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) motor carrier permit Transition Period cultivation Proposition 65 CO2 and ethanol extractions licensed cannabis cultivators allergen information commercial cannabis manufacturing exit packaging Temporary License Application Information ingredient list contaminant free licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises testing laboratories 2019 issues three state cannabis-licensing authorities Temporary Cannabis Event CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Authorization Attachment structure and formation documents Local Authorization transportation and security inhalable cannabis compliance with local jurisdiction Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products pre-made or purchased regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis child-resistant packaging limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Ethanol Licensee Information 2019 compliance Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) supplemental label list of artificial food colorings secured area Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Temporary event up to 4 days consumption of alcohol or tobacco 120 days no infusion of alcohol meat and seafood, and other products Identifying information cannabis industries Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Carbon Dioxide (CO2) carbohydrates and 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In addition, Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) infused butters and oils as concentrates Package Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Volatile solvent Pre-roll Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Indoor Actual yield Preventive controls Wet weight Allergen cross-contact Edible cannabis product Personnel Canopy MCSB 90-day extension periods DPH-17-010E Specialty Cottage Outdoor Primary panel Quality control personnel Adulterated Product Identity Specialty Cottage Indoor In-process material Type 10 (Retailer) Nursery Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) CBD UID Allergen gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Microorganisms Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Theoretical yield Qualified individual Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Batch Flowering Limited-access area Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Bureau Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pest infused pre-rolls Sanitize Medium Indoor Manufacturer licensee Medium Outdoor Premises Department Quality adulteration Cultivation Request for Live Scan Dried flower Verification Extraction Topical cannabis product Processing Kief Cannabis product Mature plant Proposition 65 warning statement Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Mixed-light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding THC Unique identifier Manufacture Outdoor cultivation Environmental pathogen Specialty Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Validation list of cannabis manufacturers Immature plant Specialty Indoor Type N – for infusions Processor Small Outdoor Pathogen Track-and-trace systems CBD from industrial hemp Labeling Component Processing aid Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Adequate Monitor Universal symbol Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) track and trace system Harvest Batch Informational panel Cultivation site Type 12 (Microbusiness) package flower or pre-rolls Quarantine Track and trace system M-license Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Commercial cannabis activity alternate use of a manufacturing premises Mixed-light cultivation Infusion Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Ingredient Type P – for packaging and labeling only Indoor cultivation Distribution Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Applicant Watts per square foot Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Process Hazard Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Lot Contact surface THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package 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) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) cannabis concentrates Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Raw material Licensee Finished product Nonvolatile solvent and more.


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