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

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


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