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

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


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