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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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purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands commercial cannabis manufacturers product as a candy prohibited Transport vehicles alarm system laboratory quality assurance minimum standards for extraction processes Heavy Metals Testing tinctures final form Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Labor peace agreement convicted of a substantially related crime 100 mg of THC per package good manufacturing practices Temporary Cannabis Event Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Live Scans for each owner Seller’s permit number Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit local jurisdiction’s requirements product guidelines structure and formation documents managing member Retailer (Type 10) aggregate interest of 20% or more ingredient list Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2020 resolutions Business Organizational property for the commercial cannabis activity government warning statement label temporary license Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products M-license manned motor vehicle local jurisdiction authorization Local Authorization Fingerprints Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2020 important information Criminal History supplemental label Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) meat and seafood, and other products local jurisdiction testing lab licensed cannabis distributors Premises diagram Vehicle Requirements extraction limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving topicals Retailer (nonstorefront) certified by a California-licensed engineer A-license opaque exit package onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles contaminant free transport cannabis goods to retailer licensing cannabis microbusinesses finished product premises diagram quality control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business amount of sodium cannabis adult-use products transporting cannabis goods online licensing system 2020 updates 2020 recent news Local Issuing Authority cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) manufacturing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 three cannabis licensing authorities M-licensees Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) secondary package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis manufacturers Track and Trace The California Department of Public Health's Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD commercial cannabis activity 2020 fines sanitary workplaces Transition Period capsules 2020 regulations California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensed premises paper inserted into the packaging public health and safety Mechanical Temporary License Application consumption of alcohol or tobacco operating premises Application Checklist highly-concentrated oils or waxes manufacture cannabis products CO2 and ethanol extractions Identifying information annual license application the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division medicinal and adult-use or both markets extracts loan provided to a commercial cannabis business comply with all packaging and labeling requirements medicinal and adult-use markets investment into a commercial cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis cartoons destruction of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis 2020 laws testing laboratories Owner Financial Interest contaminants Microbusiness amount of THC content Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) sugar periods of 90 days extensions California Public Records Act no infusion of alcohol secured area payable to the state of California edibles packaging opaque transportation edible products Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Local Authorization Attachment potentially-hazardous foods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis training Type S share facility space chain of custody cannabis cultivation licensing transportation of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane waste disposal manufacturers who package for other producers mandated warning statements Licensee Information Completed Temporary License Application Form persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Edibles– Products cultivation The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) public Licensee Lookup Tool Distributor Transport Only MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation and security cannabis event organizer license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) security Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Operating Procedures volatile solvent regulatory framework shared-use manufacturing facilities recordkeeping delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery A-licensees designated structure hydrocarbon-based solvents sales of cannabis goods 2020 problems scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises testing methods security and cannabis waste disposal requiring refrigeration cannabis sales and/or consumption vape cartridges compliance with local jurisdiction Personnel Requirements packaging and labeling requirements conditional license written procedures for inventory control CDPH-9041 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2020 new laws Temporary event up to 4 days supply chain Business Information persons 21 years of age or older period of 120 days tobacco products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates surety bond evidence of rehabilitation CDTFA seller’s permit Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing secondary packaging Financial information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2020 proposed changes an officer or director of a cannabis business retailers CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 600-foot radius of a school ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturer's name inventory and quality control access to the area(s) list of artificial food colorings sanitary and hazard-free environment 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensing scheme Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Mycotoxins Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities 120 days Distributor transport protocol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Cannabinoids Testing Form # CDPH-9041 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Manufacturing (non-volatile) no added caffeine hang tag or a peel-back label limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package packaging and labeling no infusion of nicotine state cannabis licensing loop system BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL motor carrier permit product formulation disclosure of all criminal convictions Arranging for laboratory testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products disposal Bond in the amount of $5,000 waste management laws definition of owner operating procedures testing of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories stickers conducting quality assurance review Individual Owner some nutritional facts financial interest holder Percentage of ownership separate applications cannabis market entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 compliance child-resistant packaging license review process shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company labels not be attractive Foreign Material Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing must enter certain events 2020 revisions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together valid waiver A-license and an M-license Temporary License Application Information exception for testing laboratories basic nutritional information health impacts of cannabis disposal and destruction methods at least 99% purity Cannabis Manufacturing Local Jurisdictions medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Proposition 65 tamper-evident licensing cannabis distributors Licensee Lookup Tool concentrate identity of the product medicinal commercial cannabis activity health claims Premises Information Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MCSB’s temporary license application Terpenoids Testing commercial kitchens Ethanol onsite consumption of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis plants cannabis waste licensed physical location (premises) allergen information packaging Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch small product packaging THC levels activity for a period of 120 days manufacturing practices 2020 issues labeling Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) re-sealable procedures for inventory control ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Cultivation less than 10,000 Physical address pre-made or purchased MCSB unique ID/batch number distributors and more.

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


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