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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 licensing cannabis retailers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) aggregate interest of 20% or more Category I Residual Pesticides Testing basic nutritional information commercial cannabis activity transportation medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing product guidelines licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturers Cannabinoids Testing diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Transition Period government warning statement label Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Owner three state cannabis-licensing authorities Premises Information payable to the state of California Licensee Lookup Tool stickers surety bond some nutritional facts Licensee Information Temporary event up to 4 days 600-foot radius of a school commercial kitchens 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market manufacture cannabis products temporary license manufacturers who package for other producers Butane/Hexane/Propane Proposition 65 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing lab CDPH-issued universal symbol cultivation 2019 laws motor carrier permit dried flower opaque exit package CDPH-9041 at least 20% ownership interest Microbusiness 2019 fines manufacturer's name access to the area(s) edibles packaging opaque 2019 resolutions medicinal and adult-use markets informational panel highly-concentrated oils or waxes potentially-hazardous foods compliance with regulations Live Scans for each owner 2019 problems Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles loop system unique ID/batch number infusion scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging and labeling public Licensee Lookup Tool procedures for inventory control hydrocarbon-based solvents primary panel requirements BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transporting cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 licensing scheme A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Track and Trace quality control sanitary workplaces shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company allergen information Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis sales and/or consumption conditional license extraction Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing 2019 regulations must enter certain events transportation of cannabis goods Premises diagram Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package packaging secured area manufacturing topicals labels not be attractive MCSB paper inserted into the packaging Mycotoxins Testing A-license purchasing cannabis 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exit packaging Percentage of ownership requiring refrigeration member manager meat and seafood, and other products equity interest in a commercial cannabis business MCSB’s temporary license application conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s requirements licensed cannabis manufacturers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) mandated warning statements Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Edibles– Products amount of sodium Proposed Section 40133 Local Authorization Attachment cannabis cultivation licensing public health and safety Local Issuing Authority Extractions using CO2 financial interest holder hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturing cannabis products minimum standards for extraction processes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing emergency regulations shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) final form product as a candy prohibited Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Type S share facility space Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Cannabis Manufacturing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation concentrate Premises Diagram Labor peace agreement consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis event organizer license Business Organizational laboratory quality assurance definition of owner Cultivation less than 10,000 regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California managing member medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 updates Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch operating premises 2019 issues licensed premises sampling standards operating procedures Business Information contaminant free 600 foot radius of a school health impacts of cannabis packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Financial information disposal Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Local Jurisdictions Licensees transport cannabis goods to retailer Foreign Material Testing cannabis waste Individual Owner commercial cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity security disclosure of all criminal convictions product formulation cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Physical address cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale finished product supply chain commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal commercial cannabis activity M-license good manufacturing practices Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Financial Interest volatile solvent Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 contaminants licensed cannabis cultivators Bond in the amount of $5,000 supplemental label ownership premises is not within a Government The California Department of Public Health's Retailer (Type 10) required limits comply with all packaging and labeling requirements valid waiver certified by a California-licensed engineer shared-use manufacturing facilities Identifying information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) at least 99% purity pre-made or purchased entry into the legal, regulated market child-resistant packaging amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package protocol premises diagram Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis adult-use products Local Authorization amount of THC content list of artificial food colorings Temporary License Application vape cartridges license review process online licensing system 2019 revisions secondary packaging Operating Procedures cannabis cartoons small product packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations no added caffeine The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) activity for a period of 120 days licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers state cannabis licensing 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In addition, Canopy Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Harvest Batch Bureau Small Outdoor Preventive controls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 10 (Retailer) Allergen Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cannabis product Outdoor cultivation Quality control operation Commercial cannabis activity adulteration Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Qualified individual MCSB 90-day extension periods THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Validation Pre-roll Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact Batch Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Extraction Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Net weight Nursery Personnel Flowering 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) Proposition 65 warning statement Dried flower Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Adult-use Market Primary panel Mixed-light Tier 2 Immature plant Specialty Outdoor Pest Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license Edible cannabis product Small Indoor DPH-17-010E Request for Live Scan Labeling Lot Microorganisms Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Premises Manufacturer licensee Manufacture Adequate CBD Infusion Processing aid Distribution Nonmanufactured cannabis product Contact surface Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Actual yield Finished product Universal symbol Quarantine Process Hazard Quality Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Package Licensee Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Informational panel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Department Medium Indoor Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Indoor cultivation track and trace system list of cannabis manufacturers cannabis concentrates Theoretical yield Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 1 Limited-access area Wet weight Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Processor Cultivation Track and trace system Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Cottage Indoor Nonvolatile solvent UID Pathogen In-process material Holding Medium Outdoor Ingredient Cultivation site Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Mixed-light cultivation infused pre-rolls Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Kief Mature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Indoor Verification Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type P – for packaging and labeling only CBD from industrial hemp Watts per square foot Unique identifier Topical cannabis product Environmental pathogen Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Quality control personnel Adulterated Type 12 (Microbusiness) Sanitize Component cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) infused butters and oils as concentrates Raw material THC Applicant Product Identity Serving Processing Type N – for infusions Volatile solvent and more.

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