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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

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Authority Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Operating Procedures distributors MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH supply chain California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers tamper-evident A-license and an M-license Vehicle Requirements health impacts of cannabis small product packaging Owner payable to the state of California an officer or director of a cannabis business destruction of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) track and trace system Microbusiness Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing product guidelines 100 mg of THC per package testing of cannabis goods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control alcoholic beverages Premises Information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Mechanical list of artificial food colorings Individual Owner convicted of a substantially related crime Financial 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Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Licensee Information packaging manufacturer's name temporary license minimum standards for extraction processes testing laboratories A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity transportation Physical address primary panel requirements transportation and security amount of THC content amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Arranging for laboratory testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial cannabis products capsules exception for testing laboratories A-licensees Licensees Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2019 compliance transport cannabis goods to retailer 2019 important information commercial cannabis activity child-resistant outer package license review process transporting cannabis goods Proposition 65 600-foot radius of a school Category II Residual Pesticides Testing edible products Retailer (Type 10) requiring refrigeration disposal and destruction methods carbohydrates and fat per 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California member manager labels not be attractive packaging and labeling requirements shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company local jurisdiction authorization M-licensees medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing licensing scheme licensing cannabis retailers topicals cannabis event organizer license edibles packaging opaque Track and Trace Edibles– Products procedures for inventory control extraction required limits Cultivation less than 10,000 good manufacturing practices designated structure Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) at least 99% purity pre-made or purchased re-sealable disclosure of all criminal convictions emergency regulations conditional license some nutritional facts Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Industrial Hemp Advisory Board remove THC/CBD Labor peace agreement 2019 laws cannabis sales and/or consumption Water/Food-grade Dry Ice entry into the legal, regulated market no infusion of alcohol shared-use manufacturing facilities Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Identifying information cannabis plants 2019 new laws manufacturing activities The California Department of Public Health's medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity CDPH-9041 Transport vehicles alarm system contaminants Local Authorization Attachment Business Organizational workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Extractions using CO2 Temporary License Application local jurisdiction’s requirements CDTFA seller’s permit commercial cannabis manufacturers onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods cannabis waste Completed Temporary License Application Form Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sales of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older exit packaging Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles aggregate interest of 20% or more motor carrier permit Business Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Application Checklist financial interest holder 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Last updated on February 12, 2019

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