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

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


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