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


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