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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Owner compliance with local jurisdiction 2021 important information sales of cannabis goods 2021 regulations Identifying information Financial Interest laboratory quality assurance supplemental label Carbon Dioxide (CO2) exit packaging CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing activities Butane/Hexane/Propane Vehicle Requirements Temporary Cannabis Event certified by a California-licensed engineer annual license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis industries Personnel Requirements mandated warning statements Bond in the amount of $5,000 testing lab minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing volatile solvent Temporary event up to 4 days three cannabis licensing authorities supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products license review process premises diagram licensed premises 100 mg of THC per package Type S share facility space 120 days Retailer (nonstorefront) stickers sampling standards conditional license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California The California Department of Public Health's emergency regulations tinctures diagram of the business’s layout Seller’s permit number local jurisdiction authorization local jurisdiction child-resistant packaging nonlaboratory quality control Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cultivation Operating Procedures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Cultivation less than 10,000 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods ingredient list pre-made or purchased waste management laws infusion amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package microbusinesses Local Authorization Attachment equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Distributor Transport Only Live Scans for each owner the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) aggregate interest of 20% or more supply chain commercial cannabis manufacturing activity capsules at least 99% purity Food-grade Butter/Oil public health and safety convicted of a substantially related crime state cannabis licensing potentially-hazardous foods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control secondary package conducting quality assurance review tamper-evident Manufacturing (non-volatile) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates security and cannabis waste disposal licensed physical location (premises) Proposed Section 40133 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) identity of the product 2021 new laws must enter certain events California Department of Public Health Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 finished product M-license 600 foot radius of a school distributors limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL recordkeeping opaque exit package 2021 issues consumption of alcohol or tobacco access to the area(s) Cannabis Manufacturing evidence of rehabilitation Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) inhalable cannabis Application Checklist Licensees 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Arranging for laboratory testing transportation and security product guidelines exception for testing laboratories Microbusiness disclosure of all criminal convictions Proposition 65 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board A-license Temporary License Application Information managing member quality control disposal M-licensees labeling manufacture cannabis products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) commercial cannabis products Track and Trace local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations transportation of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol A-license and an M-license Local Authorization commercial cannabis manufacturers 2021 updates Licensee Lookup Tool Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturers who package for other producers California Public Records Act shared-use manufacturing facilities waste disposal CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis activity THC levels licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis sales and/or consumption Premises diagram written procedures for inventory control Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) periods of 90 days extensions loop system hydrocarbon-based solvents Financial information Transition Period destruction of cannabis goods 2021 compliance testing laboratories shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company testing of cannabis goods health claims medicinal and adult-use markets Temporary License Application A-licensees licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises surety bond The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Diagram Bond and Insurance Information edible products meat and seafood, and other products loan provided to a commercial cannabis business no infusion of nicotine ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Ethanol CDPH-issued universal symbol Local Jurisdictions cannabis event organizer license workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis cultivators Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products secondary packaging Physical address storage of cannabis goods Distributor transport public Licensee Lookup Tool vape cartridges three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial kitchens cannabis waste cannabis adult-use products Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) financial interest holder Moisture Content Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Mechanical highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturer's name adult-use commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited ownership premises is not within a Government persons 21 years of age or older comply with all packaging and labeling requirements operating premises inventory and quality control medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2021 recent news activity for a period of 120 days Percentage of ownership structure and formation documents allergen information remove THC/CBD paper inserted into the packaging Mycotoxins Testing basic nutritional information licensed cannabis distributors licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories re-sealable Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis cultivation licensing compliance with regulations transportation payable to the state of California 600-foot radius of a school member manager Labor peace agreement online licensing system medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational definition of owner Water/Food-grade Dry Ice California Department of Public Health (CDPH) MCSB Category I Residual Pesticides Testing testing methods highly-concentrated oils or waxes required limits ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Extractions using CO2 product formulation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises chain of custody BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2021 proposed changes secured area Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shipping manifest sanitary workplaces Licensee Information Cannabinoids Testing Edibles– Products transport cannabis goods to retailer Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles operating procedures manufacturing practices some nutritional facts temporary license extraction CDTFA seller’s permit list of artificial food colorings Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis retailers requiring refrigeration LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2021 fines Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Terpenoids Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods Fingerprints investment into a commercial cannabis business Individual Owner Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch dried flower Completed Temporary License Application Form Local Issuing Authority sanitary and hazard-free environment unique ID/batch number protocol inventory Heavy Metals Testing edibles packaging opaque Premises Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensed cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2021 problems shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity labels not be attractive disposal and destruction methods local jurisdiction’s requirements entry into the legal, regulated market amount of THC content Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) topicals sugar 2021 revisions child-resistant outer package government warning statement label MCSB’s temporary license application licensing scheme track and trace system packaging informational panel packaging and labeling manned motor vehicle final form manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis cartoons Criminal History evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing manufacturing cannabis products period of 120 days Transport vehicles alarm system extracts tobacco products licensing cannabis distributors cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale small product packaging alcoholic beverages Retailer (Type 10) hang tag or a peel-back label Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods retailers security concentrate licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2021 laws CO2 and ethanol extractions contaminants cannabis training valid waiver regulatory framework regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis plants property for the commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transporting cannabis goods amount of sodium 2021 resolutions packaging and labeling requirements carbohydrates and fat per serving immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis market designated structure contaminant free no added caffeine Business Information Foreign Material Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manufacturing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together separate applications good manufacturing practices primary panel requirements at least 20% ownership interest motor carrier permit health impacts of cannabis and more.

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


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