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

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

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


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