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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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serving Distributor transport shipping manifest CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing list of artificial food colorings edible products annual license application Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Moisture Content Testing contaminants cannabis plants waste disposal Microbusiness separate applications temporary license motor carrier permit vape cartridges Track and Trace inhalable cannabis ingredient list equity interest in a commercial cannabis business final form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Cultivation less than 10,000 Application Checklist Premises diagram Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls microbusinesses CDTFA seller’s permit alcoholic beverages structure and formation documents Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 capsules CO2 and ethanol extractions child-resistant outer package manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) product formulation 2019 fines consumption of alcohol or tobacco diagram of the business’s layout premises diagram extraction amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market testing methods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control period of 120 days public health and safety contaminant free Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control health impacts of cannabis comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Percentage of ownership sugar three cannabis licensing authorities meat and seafood, and other products Licensees Individual Owner no infusion of alcohol manned motor vehicle dried flower Local Jurisdictions definition of owner 2019 problems Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) product as a candy prohibited Cannabis Manufacturing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories operating premises infusion CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MCSB’s temporary license application M-license medicinal commercial cannabis 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in California delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods secured area shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company periods of 90 days extensions highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis microbusinesses unique ID/batch number persons 21 years of age or older Premises Diagram The California Department of Public Health's commercial kitchens Premises Information Proposition 65 Seller’s permit number product guidelines Temporary Cannabis Event Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Physical address Distributor Transport Only Type S share facility space secondary packaging concentrate CDPH-issued universal symbol 600 foot radius of a school activity for a period of 120 days informational panel Business Information MCSB paper inserted into the packaging amount of sodium A-license immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2019 issues ownership premises is not within a Government Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) California Department of Public Health loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Identifying information operating procedures local jurisdiction’s requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) an officer or director of a cannabis business LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS destruction of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information access to the area(s) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing laboratories designated structure retailers medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing member manager secondary package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) health claims Local Authorization security Local Issuing Authority shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2019 recent news 100 mg of THC per package Labor peace agreement highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax 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In addition, CBD Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Outdoor cultivation Processing aid Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing Universal symbol Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) THC Track and trace system Pest Medium Outdoor Processor Mixed-light Tier 2 adulteration Applicant Serving Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Mature plant Informational panel Request for Live Scan Hazard Pre-roll products similar to traditional food products prohibited infused pre-rolls Adequate Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Environmental pathogen Nursery MCSB 90-day extension periods cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Dried flower Type 11 (Distributor) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) DPH-17-010E Preventive controls Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 12 (Microbusiness) Holding Ingredient Personnel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Qualified individual Licensee Raw material Manufacture Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Unique identifier Cultivation site Small Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Bureau Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Department Premises Quality control personnel Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light Tier 1 Net weight Volatile solvent Quality control operation Quality package flower or pre-rolls Canopy Specialty Indoor Immature plant Product Identity Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Harvest Batch Manufacturer licensee Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Kief Mixed-light cultivation track and trace system list of cannabis manufacturers Topical cannabis product Pathogen Lot In-process material Infusion Distribution Commercial cannabis activity Type N – for infusions Monitor Indoor cultivation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Allergen cross-contact Batch Type 10 (Retailer) Limited-access area Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Validation Quarantine Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Finished product Primary panel alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Contact surface gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Medium Indoor UID Nonvolatile solvent Small Indoor Labeling Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Adulterated Specialty Cottage Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Allergen Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) 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) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Adult-use Market Watts per square foot Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) M-license Package Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Edible cannabis product Process Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Component Theoretical yield Verification Microorganisms cannabis concentrates Actual yield Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Extraction Cannabis product Sanitize Wet weight Cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Flowering Specialty Outdoor CBD from industrial hemp infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 and more.

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