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

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


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