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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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structure 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market M-license online licensing system public Licensee Lookup Tool investment into a commercial cannabis business 2020 fines supplemental label track and trace system amount of sodium transport cannabis goods to retailer Moisture Content Testing at least 20% ownership interest Butane/Hexane/Propane chain of custody primary panel requirements Personnel Requirements concentrate definition of owner disposal mandated warning statements license review process no added caffeine retailers licensed physical location (premises) 100 mg of THC per package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing good manufacturing practices packaging and labeling CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing managing member cannabis industries aggregate interest of 20% or more California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Licensee Information shared-use manufacturing facilities government warning statement label Cannabinoids Testing protocol The California Department of Public Health's sugar Type S share facility space diagram of the business’s layout Bond and Insurance Information Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensed cannabis cultivators CDPH-issued universal symbol tinctures Proposition 65 infusion Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch opaque exit package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act packaging persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business waste management laws 2020 new laws minimum standards for extraction processes emergency regulations The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) topicals Fingerprints M-licensees re-sealable exception for testing laboratories Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) secondary packaging medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Cannabis Manufacturing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises small product packaging storage of cannabis goods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing lab Premises Information at least 99% purity 2020 important information Local Authorization 2020 regulations testing methods ownership premises is not within a Government local jurisdiction Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods California Public Records Act Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Mycotoxins Testing Heavy Metals Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CDTFA seller’s permit medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together remove THC/CBD laboratory quality assurance volatile solvent licensing scheme edible products recordkeeping alcoholic beverages payable to the state of California 120 days Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) property for the commercial cannabis activity cannabis market licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers highly-concentrated oils or waxes delivery vehicle 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goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity meat and seafood, and other products finished product commercial cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine nonlaboratory quality control Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products annual license application informational panel labels not be attractive licensing cannabis distributors manufacturer's name Seller’s permit number Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Form # CDPH-9041 compliance with regulations member manager health claims MCSB Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations amount of THC content security Individual Owner stickers Food-grade Butter/Oil written procedures for inventory control Proposed Section 40133 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises temporary license Arranging for laboratory testing Identifying information motor 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In addition, Proposition 65 warning statement Ingredient Request for Live Scan Outdoor cultivation Department Canopy Pathogen Preventive controls Environmental pathogen Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Licensee Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen Edible cannabis product Flowering Manufacture Quality control personnel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Raw material Theoretical yield Finished product Medium Outdoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Labeling Indoor cultivation Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Primary panel Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Verification infused pre-rolls Mixed-light Tier 2 Monitor Personnel UID Wet weight Package Informational panel Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Hazard Immature plant Adult-use Market Type 10 (Retailer) Extraction Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Sanitize Nonmanufactured cannabis product CBD Specialty Cottage Outdoor Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cultivation Harvest Batch Nursery Bureau cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Cultivation site Batch Allergen cross-contact Track-and-trace systems Kief package flower or pre-rolls cannabis concentrates Small Indoor Mature plant MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 11 (Distributor) Mixed-light cultivation Distribution Specialty Indoor Lot Small Outdoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock M-license Adequate Serving Pest Component Commercial cannabis activity Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Universal symbol Nonvolatile solvent Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Applicant Manufacturer licensee Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) infused butters and oils as concentrates Processor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Adulterated 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) Quality control operation Topical cannabis product adulteration Track and trace system gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processing Premises Type N – for infusions alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Volatile solvent Type P – for packaging and labeling only Watts per square foot THC Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Validation Holding Specialty Outdoor Actual yield Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Pre-roll list of cannabis manufacturers Cannabis product Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Net weight Microorganisms Limited-access area track and trace system Infusion Product Identity Processing aid Medium Indoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Contact surface Dried flower In-process material DPH-17-010E Quarantine Process Specialty Cottage Indoor Qualified individual Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 CBD from industrial hemp and more.


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