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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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minimum standards for extraction processes Extractions using CO2 destruction of cannabis goods cannabis industries A-license and an M-license extraction Foreign Material Testing manufacture cannabis products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch dried flower Butane/Hexane/Propane designated structure definition of owner member manager surety bond Cannabinoids Testing periods of 90 days extensions payable to the state of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) required limits capsules 2021 problems testing methods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package tobacco products stickers 2021 issues sampling standards convicted of a substantially related crime Seller’s permit number opaque exit package Live Scans for each owner sanitary and hazard-free environment microbusinesses licensed cannabis manufacturers CDTFA seller’s permit inventory and quality control Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Temporary License Application Transport vehicles alarm system health claims ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation local jurisdiction authorization exit packaging annual license application Water/Food-grade Dry Ice infusion compliance with local jurisdiction packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls evidence of rehabilitation testing laboratories BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL recordkeeping testing of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market at least 99% purity secondary package operating procedures 2021 resolutions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) California Public Records Act aggregate interest of 20% or more storage of cannabis goods Premises Diagram extracts Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2021 revisions Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis training supply chain Criminal History Heavy Metals Testing sales of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers packaging and labeling transportation CO2 and ethanol extractions LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS contaminant free 2021 proposed changes onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Labor peace agreement conditional license chain of custody CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL managing member Proposition 65 an officer or director of a cannabis business Physical address equity interest in a commercial cannabis business manufacturing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories inventory waste disposal small product packaging Distributor Transport Only Temporary Cannabis Event cannabis event organizer license Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates activity for a period of 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Microbusiness Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 public health and safety laboratory quality assurance identity of the product persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business shared-use manufacturing facilities carbohydrates and fat per serving Premises Information ingredient list Moisture Content Testing Licensee Lookup Tool licensing cannabis retailers diagram of the business’s layout Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 medicinal and adult-use markets health impacts of cannabis quality control Ethanol child-resistant packaging highly-concentrated oils or waxes supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products local jurisdiction local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis cartoons regulatory framework Vehicle Requirements valid waiver 100 mg of THC per package some nutritional facts cannabis market regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California operating premises 2021 important information packaging and labeling requirements Personnel Requirements workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control MCSB written procedures for inventory control no infusion of nicotine Financial information CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises labels not be attractive at least 20% ownership interest consumption of alcohol or tobacco concentrate 600 foot radius of a school separate applications Temporary License Application Information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin online licensing system primary panel requirements Local Authorization amount of THC content medicinal and adult-use or both markets Edibles– Products 2021 compliance California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial kitchens local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations certified by a California-licensed engineer Premises diagram cannabis adult-use products Retailer (nonstorefront) M-license volatile solvent vape cartridges Conducting quality assurance review of 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manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) California Department of Public Health Bond in the amount of $5,000 meat and seafood, and other products protocol persons 21 years of age or older distributors Application Checklist commercial cannabis manufacturing in California no infusion of alcohol loan provided to a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) tamper-evident Licensee Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods period of 120 days Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Percentage of ownership immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery sanitary workplaces Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division disposal alcoholic beverages contaminants commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacturing cannabis products disclosure of all criminal 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annual revenue of the licensed premises adult-use commercial cannabis activity The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Local Authorization Attachment cannabis sales and/or consumption manned motor vehicle A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational secondary packaging Retailer (Type 10) Distributor transport regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis distributors medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Jurisdictions comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Completed Temporary License Application Form and more.

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


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