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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

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facilities packaging and labeling extracts protocol 2020 regulations BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis sales and/or consumption 2020 proposed changes Identifying information pre-made or purchased Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements child-resistant packaging Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) The California Department of Public Health's licensing cannabis microbusinesses motor carrier permit inventory and quality control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises hydrocarbon-based solvents testing methods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Percentage of ownership Owner Premises Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Diagram three state cannabis-licensing authorities regulations for 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premises Terpenoids Testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Temporary License Application Mycotoxins Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation some nutritional facts California Department of Public Health chain of custody Operating Procedures commercial cannabis products no infusion of nicotine emergency regulations medicinal and adult-use or both markets identity of the product ingredient list Form # CDPH-9041 supply chain M-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS equity interest in a commercial cannabis business testing of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco conducting quality assurance review written procedures for inventory control convicted of a substantially related crime loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis waste Temporary event up to 4 days public 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In addition, package flower or pre-rolls Department Component Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Allergen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Pest Ingredient Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Verification Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Indoor MCSB 90-day extension periods 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) Finished product Preventive controls Adulterated Nonmanufactured cannabis product Net weight Package Theoretical yield adulteration infused butters and oils as concentrates Request for Live Scan Harvest Batch Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Volatile solvent Premises Actual yield Nursery Serving Microorganisms Qualified individual Mixed-light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Holding Wet weight Cultivation site Product Identity Licensee Validation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Quality Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Small Outdoor Primary panel Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 10 (Retailer) Edible cannabis product Infusion Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen cross-contact Canopy Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Proposition 65 warning statement Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Processing aid cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints UID Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Processor Environmental pathogen Type 12 (Microbusiness) Adult-use Market Adequate infused pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Kief Informational panel Flowering Track and trace system Applicant Raw material gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA CBD from industrial hemp M-license Cannabis product Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Track-and-trace systems THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Universal symbol Limited-access area Immature plant Medium Outdoor Extraction Quarantine Pathogen Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Indoor cultivation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Distribution Process Mixed-light cultivation Pre-roll cannabis concentrates Outdoor cultivation track and trace system THC Mixed-light Tier 2 Manufacturer licensee Quality control operation Bureau Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Cultivation Mature plant Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Manufacture Sanitize CBD DPH-17-010E In-process material Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Hazard Unique identifier Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Contact surface Type N – for infusions Personnel list of cannabis manufacturers Labeling Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Lot alternate use of a manufacturing premises Dried flower Processing Quality control personnel Specialty Outdoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Topical cannabis product Medium Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Monitor and more.

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