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

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

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