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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 Identifying information Criminal History licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises financial interest holder conditional license THC levels health impacts of cannabis identity of the product product as a candy prohibited aggregate interest of 20% or more potentially-hazardous foods structure and formation documents Moisture Content Testing payable to the state of California limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package adult-use commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated oils or waxes Heavy Metals Testing stickers CDPH-9041 infusion remove THC/CBD three cannabis licensing authorities Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use markets labels not be attractive CDTFA seller’s permit Temporary License Application Business Organizational premises diagram Local Authorization Attachment unique ID/batch number persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products hydrocarbon-based solvents manufacturing cannabis products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Premises Diagram sanitary workplaces edible products inventory and quality control microbusinesses conducting quality assurance review Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) list of artificial food colorings licensed premises 2020 recent news product guidelines Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing local jurisdiction authorization onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods emergency regulations comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Terpenoids Testing alcoholic beverages LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Bond in the amount of $5,000 waste management laws commercial cannabis products consumption of alcohol or tobacco Proposed Section 40133 contaminant free cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulatory framework transporting cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label volatile solvent Completed Temporary License Application Form 2020 resolutions shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company public Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 issues track and trace system Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Cultivation less than 10,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Category II Residual Pesticides Testing compliance with local jurisdiction manufacturing activities annual license application manned motor vehicle valid waiver The California Department of Public Health's Financial information Local Authorization Transport vehicles alarm system topicals finished product medicinal commercial cannabis activity 600-foot radius of a school Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Fingerprints workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis distributors commercial cannabis manufacturers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis microbusinesses Extractions using CO2 managing member shipping manifest transportation and security commercial cannabis manufacturing activity ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cultivation Live Scans for each owner some nutritional facts packaging and labeling cannabis plants Licensee Lookup Tool surety bond product formulation three state cannabis-licensing authorities medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 compliance 2020 new laws Bond and Insurance Information cannabis cultivation licensing entry into the legal, regulated market compliance with regulations Cannabinoids Testing licensed cannabis cultivators Application Checklist paper inserted into the packaging Category I Residual Pesticides Testing loop system medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing M-license Owner destruction of cannabis goods Arranging for laboratory testing public health and safety packaging and labeling requirements capsules opaque exit package recordkeeping Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) operating premises licensing cannabis distributors temporary license laboratory quality assurance meat and seafood, and other products allergen information Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Distributor transport packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2020 revisions Industrial Hemp Advisory Board certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis training inhalable cannabis Retailer (Type 10) Vehicle Requirements highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Premises Information Business Information cannabis sales and/or consumption small product packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package CDPH-issued universal symbol MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH disposal Type S share facility space dried flower Edibles– Products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) online licensing system immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Food-grade Butter/Oil M-licensees separate applications disclosure of all criminal convictions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises primary panel requirements transportation tamper-evident Operating Procedures no infusion of nicotine delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers amount of sodium state cannabis licensing 2020 important information persons 21 years of age or older Physical address Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 laws amount of THC content property for the commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensed physical location (premises) CO2 and ethanol extractions sugar Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis industries sanitary and hazard-free environment inventory 2020 updates Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package vape cartridges licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Percentage of ownership manufacturers who package for other producers diagram of the business’s layout testing lab storage of cannabis goods definition of owner extraction Mycotoxins Testing good manufacturing practices 120 days disposal and destruction methods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates transport cannabis goods to retailer shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit period of 120 days operating procedures distributors cannabis adult-use products manufacturing supply chain contaminants Premises diagram testing of cannabis goods 2020 problems Butane/Hexane/Propane extracts Licensees access to the area(s) shared-use manufacturing facilities Cannabis Manufacturing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2020 fines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California license review process an officer or director of a cannabis business Personnel Requirements pre-made or purchased health claims designated structure A-license quality control mandated warning statements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL minimum standards for extraction processes basic nutritional information Mechanical The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) child-resistant packaging manufacturer's name Ethanol licensing scheme Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 investment into a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis retailers Temporary License Application Information Financial Interest required limits Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) waste disposal at least 20% ownership interest no infusion of alcohol manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) at least 99% purity cannabis waste cannabis event organizer license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufacturing (non-volatile) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis activity sales of cannabis goods commercial kitchens testing methods carbohydrates and fat per serving no added caffeine Seller’s permit number transportation of cannabis goods cannabis market child-resistant outer package Microbusiness CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing security 600 foot radius of a school supplemental label packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale tinctures ingredient list motor carrier permit exit packaging 2020 proposed changes Retailer (nonstorefront) informational panel testing laboratories regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving tobacco products Labor peace agreement Distributor Transport Only local jurisdiction final form California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Form # CDPH-9041 Track and Trace Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) chain of custody 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market must enter certain events government warning statement label member manager Local Issuing Authority evidence of rehabilitation ownership premises is not within a Government commercial cannabis manufacturing Temporary event up to 4 days retailers A-licensees Local Jurisdictions procedures for inventory control supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products onsite consumption of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Transition Period security and cannabis waste disposal manufacture cannabis products 2020 regulations local jurisdiction’s requirements secured area secondary package Temporary Cannabis Event written procedures for inventory control Foreign Material Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises labeling secondary packaging activity for a period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch re-sealable protocol local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Individual Owner exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity California Public Records Act Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis cartoons MCSB requiring refrigeration concentrate A-license and an M-license California Department of Public Health nonlaboratory quality control Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Licensee Information manufacturing practices edibles packaging opaque sampling standards and more.

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


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