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

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

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