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

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


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