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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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