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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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amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package annual license application Butane/Hexane/Propane Temporary License Application Information informational panel California Public Records Act waste management laws Proposition 65 storage of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction MCSB stickers Seller’s permit number at least 99% purity 2021 proposed changes regulatory framework separate applications A-license finished product exception for testing laboratories secondary package contaminant free Business Organizational packaging and labeling requirements The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction authorization Ethanol supply chain security and cannabis waste disposal temporary license sanitary and hazard-free environment Local Issuing Authority manufacturing loop system amount of THC content THC levels medicinal and adult-use or both markets primary panel requirements The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) vape cartridges Fingerprints Moisture Content Testing cannabis industries Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 adult-use commercial cannabis activity access to the area(s) Local Authorization Temporary event up to 4 days Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles nonlaboratory quality control recordkeeping Labor peace agreement operating procedures remove THC/CBD amount of sodium secondary packaging Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products Proposed Section 40133 100 mg of THC per package investment into a commercial cannabis business shipping manifest cannabis cartoons hydrocarbon-based solvents distributors Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2021 regulations hang tag or a peel-back label opaque exit package ownership premises is not within a Government 2021 recent news product formulation Financial information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 120 days 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commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Premises diagram Criminal History Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cultivation security Transport vehicles alarm system CDPH-9041 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business conducting quality assurance review Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) testing of cannabis goods Distributor transport Bond in the amount of $5,000 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tinctures track and trace system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturer's name public health and safety Licensees Percentage of ownership at least 20% ownership interest tamper-evident testing laboratories manufacture cannabis products regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis inhalable cannabis child-resistant packaging paper inserted into the packaging manufacturing activities Business Information Heavy Metals Testing testing lab concentrate cannabis market scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises retailers Local Authorization Attachment certified by a California-licensed engineer Form # CDPH-9041 2021 issues valid waiver Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division secured area consumption of alcohol or tobacco Type S share facility space Cannabis Manufacturing California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis distributors MCSB’s temporary license application delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing quality control licensed cannabis cultivators tobacco products written procedures for inventory control Premises Diagram cannabis training equity interest in a commercial cannabis business limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) waste disposal Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 financial interest holder ingredient list alcoholic beverages Retailer (nonstorefront) Food-grade Butter/Oil extraction M-license allergen information local jurisdiction medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together labels not be attractive transportation CDPH-issued universal symbol premises diagram Industrial Hemp Advisory Board mandated warning statements final form definition of owner licensed cannabis manufacturers topicals contaminants transportation and security labeling chain of custody re-sealable onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods compliance with regulations evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing cannabis retailers Individual Owner Arranging for laboratory testing Cultivation less than 10,000 state cannabis licensing Distributor Transport Only manufacturers who package for other producers Physical address testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity must enter certain events disclosure of all criminal 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Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control small product packaging structure and formation documents Personnel Requirements cannabis event organizer license cannabis cultivation licensing A-license and an M-license Transition Period licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises protocol disposal Licensee Information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls pre-made or purchased designated structure Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2021 laws LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant outer package Water/Food-grade Dry Ice minimum standards for extraction processes requiring refrigeration and more.

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


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