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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 2020 proposed changes manufacturing cannabis adult-use products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed physical location (premises) licensing cannabis microbusinesses ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing conducting quality assurance review conditional license testing lab Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2020 revisions Temporary License Application Information 2020 important information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Business Organizational licensed cannabis distributors Bond in the amount of $5,000 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing requiring refrigeration Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 100 mg of THC per package identity of the product cannabis market protocol Transition Period convicted of a substantially related crime The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing entry into the legal, regulated market commercial cannabis manufacturers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) annual license application medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing member manager designated structure cannabis industries Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) shipping manifest local jurisdiction’s requirements some nutritional facts Temporary License Application 600-foot radius of a school CDPH-issued universal symbol no infusion of alcohol contaminants Licensee Information consumption of alcohol or tobacco edibles packaging opaque property for the commercial cannabis activity operating premises concentrate Local Issuing Authority Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act destruction of cannabis goods loop system written procedures for inventory control quality control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business period of 120 days local jurisdiction authorization shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations MCSB highly-concentrated oils or waxes required limits supply chain at least 99% purity 2020 compliance shared-use manufacturing facilities Fingerprints persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL evidence of rehabilitation the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) transportation M-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction product as a candy prohibited Identifying information 120 days security and cannabis waste disposal waste management laws commercial kitchens Premises diagram minimum standards for extraction processes supplemental label 2020 issues definition of owner three state cannabis-licensing authorities cannabis cultivation licensing three cannabis licensing authorities cultivation state cannabis licensing CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabis Manufacturing Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis manufacturing regulatory framework M-licensees scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises ingredient list basic nutritional information medicinal and adult-use or both markets disclosure of all criminal convictions Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis plants Butane/Hexane/Propane secondary packaging Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) labeling exit packaging testing methods retailers valid waiver Cultivation less than 10,000 opaque exit package hydrocarbon-based solvents Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package track and trace system finished product hang tag or a peel-back label Live Scans for each owner microbusinesses no infusion of nicotine Licensee Lookup Tool disposal emergency regulations adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license Financial Interest Temporary Cannabis Event amount of THC content Financial information Heavy Metals Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Physical address license review process Retailer (Type 10) alcoholic beverages The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction Operating Procedures regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division dried flower payable to the state of California Carbon Dioxide (CO2) small product packaging Moisture Content Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control no added caffeine licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Personnel Requirements potentially-hazardous foods security Completed Temporary License Application Form Individual Owner Local Authorization Attachment at least 20% ownership interest public Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 resolutions manufacture cannabis products Microbusiness inhalable cannabis carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturers who package for other producers waste disposal Industrial Hemp Advisory Board child-resistant packaging volatile solvent persons 21 years of age or older product formulation transportation of cannabis goods managing member THC levels 2020 recent news Edibles– Products mandated warning statements manufacturing activities Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods packaging 2020 regulations product guidelines Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch secured area regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis amount of sodium online licensing system Proposition 65 Mechanical packaging and labeling highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin structure and formation documents Labor peace agreement inventory Premises Diagram Track and Trace Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles exception for testing laboratories Cannabinoids Testing Percentage of ownership chain of custody final form onsite consumption of cannabis goods secondary package sanitary workplaces infusion primary panel requirements Arranging for laboratory testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California motor carrier permit diagram of the business’s layout MCSB’s temporary license application contaminant free unique ID/batch number medicinal commercial cannabis activity edible products Temporary event up to 4 days temporary license topicals California Public Records Act cannabis training 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market testing laboratories licensing cannabis distributors comply with all packaging and labeling requirements transportation and security health impacts of cannabis sales of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) re-sealable distributors investment into a commercial cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity access to the area(s) cannabis cartoons Category II Residual Pesticides Testing tobacco products aggregate interest of 20% or more Criminal History vape cartridges certified by a California-licensed engineer shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company financial interest holder Local Authorization manufacturing practices compliance with regulations limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Distributor Transport Only cannabis event organizer license manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) extracts laboratory quality assurance periods of 90 days extensions extraction Distributor transport commercial cannabis manufacturing activity California Department of Public Health (CDPH) list of artificial food colorings 2020 fines medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together CDTFA seller’s permit surety bond loan provided to a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis products sanitary and hazard-free environment supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products inventory and quality control packaging and labeling requirements testing of cannabis goods Transport vehicles alarm system premises diagram manned motor vehicle an officer or director of a cannabis business Business Information child-resistant outer package 2020 updates Vehicle Requirements licensed cannabis cultivators licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use markets California Department of Public Health cannabis waste disposal and destruction methods cannabis sales and/or consumption licensing cannabis retailers evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Premises Information transporting cannabis goods sugar A-licensees purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Seller’s permit number limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Food-grade Butter/Oil sampling standards 2020 problems manufacturing cannabis products pre-made or purchased paper inserted into the packaging Form # CDPH-9041 storage of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 Terpenoids Testing Licensees must enter certain events Foreign Material Testing licensed cannabis manufacturers recordkeeping Application Checklist labels not be attractive Type S share facility space licensed premises health claims stickers tamper-evident good manufacturing practices manufacturer's name Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) nonlaboratory quality control LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) public health and safety 2020 new laws procedures for inventory control The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ownership premises is not within a Government remove THC/CBD Local Jurisdictions informational panel 2020 laws BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial cannabis activity licensing scheme Ethanol government warning statement label Water/Food-grade Dry Ice immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery capsules medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-license and an M-license Mycotoxins Testing separate applications Owner Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) operating procedures activity for a period of 120 days meat and seafood, and other products CDPH-9041 allergen information transport cannabis goods to retailer tinctures and more.

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

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