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

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

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