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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 Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding health claims ingredient list conducting quality assurance review commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Issuing Authority amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package product formulation Retailer (Type 10) minimum standards for extraction processes Financial information Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis cultivation licensing sanitary and hazard-free environment three cannabis licensing authorities payable to the state of California extraction mandated warning statements loop system medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacturing activities A-license and an M-license product guidelines property for the commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act alcoholic beverages licensed cannabis cultivators Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hang tag or a peel-back label 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Premises Diagram 2021 laws online licensing system written procedures for inventory control evidence of rehabilitation managing member medicinal and adult-use or both markets periods of 90 days extensions 2021 proposed changes LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) stickers secondary package Fingerprints paper inserted into the packaging commercial kitchens Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products amount of THC content Transport vehicles alarm system Identifying information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California annual license application public Licensee Lookup Tool ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation dried flower Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Premises diagram immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery sanitary workplaces The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2021 revisions nonlaboratory quality control security and cannabis waste 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for other producers CDPH-9041 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) health impacts of cannabis CDTFA seller’s permit packaging compliance with regulations protocol Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Percentage of ownership transportation and security purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Local Authorization Attachment 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market California Department of Public Health persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Cannabinoids Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business loan provided to a commercial cannabis business child-resistant outer package retailers Type S share facility space local jurisdiction authorization an officer or director of a cannabis business required limits limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving CDPH-issued universal symbol valid waiver Cannabis Manufacturing transportation transport cannabis goods to retailer Individual Owner cannabis plants opaque exit package disclosure of all criminal convictions compliance with local jurisdiction meat and seafood, and other products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed premises comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 2021 important information Licensees microbusinesses track and trace system MCSB cannabis training shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Operating Procedures Category II Residual Pesticides Testing structure and formation documents Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division A-licensees laboratory quality assurance California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensing cannabis microbusinesses supplemental label public health and safety local jurisdiction at least 20% ownership interest transporting cannabis goods member manager Moisture Content Testing concentrate A-license financial interest holder scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises labeling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Labor peace agreement cannabis event organizer license Track and Trace 2021 fines limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package packaging and labeling requirements Distributor transport period of 120 days tamper-evident Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Live Scans for each owner surety bond 600-foot radius of a school California Public Records Act The California Department of Public Health's testing lab testing methods edibles packaging opaque sales of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco Bond and Insurance Information entry into the legal, regulated market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Terpenoids Testing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing list of artificial food colorings edible products Mycotoxins Testing 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In addition, Track-and-trace systems Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Small Outdoor Net weight Bureau Processing Microorganisms Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Indoor In-process material Medium Outdoor Cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) package flower or pre-rolls Product Identity Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Outdoor cultivation Cannabis product Process Unique identifier products similar to traditional food products prohibited cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Primary panel Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light cultivation Request for Live Scan Pre-roll Applicant Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 2 infused butters and oils as concentrates Informational panel Immature plant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant adulteration Quarantine Processor Premises M-license Proposition 65 warning statement Component Type 10 (Retailer) Department Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 UID Watts per square foot Quality control personnel DPH-17-010E Qualified individual Pathogen Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Indoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type N – for infusions Preventive controls Adequate Nursery Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Outdoor Universal symbol Sanitize Environmental pathogen Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) Small Indoor Finished product Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Infusion Package Theoretical yield Canopy CBD Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Dried flower CBD from industrial hemp Nonvolatile solvent Quality Serving Commercial cannabis activity Raw material Volatile solvent Batch Manufacture Limited-access area Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Labeling Verification Processing aid Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Harvest Batch Lot Distribution Validation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package 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) Mixed-light Tier 1 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) track and trace system Track and trace system Licensee Extraction cannabis concentrates Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Holding Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Edible cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Indoor cultivation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Hazard Manufacturer licensee Flowering Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Ingredient Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Cottage Outdoor infused pre-rolls Cultivation site THC Allergen cross-contact Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Contact surface Allergen MCSB 90-day extension periods Wet weight Kief Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Topical cannabis product Adulterated Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Personnel and more.

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