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

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


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