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

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

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