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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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highly-concentrated oils or waxes basic nutritional information at least 20% ownership interest Temporary License Application evidence of rehabilitation definition of owner limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 resolutions required limits temporary license licensed cannabis distributors small product packaging track and trace system persons 21 years of age or older testing methods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) hydrocarbon-based solvents Terpenoids Testing Type S share facility space laboratory quality assurance Ethanol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Labor peace agreement scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises premises diagram microbusinesses infusion 600 foot radius of a school public Licensee Lookup Tool Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis market 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market transportation of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements sugar transportation and security amount of sodium vape cartridges Licensees three cannabis licensing authorities Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 tinctures certified by a California-licensed engineer Retailer (nonstorefront) licensed physical location (premises) medicinal commercial cannabis activity manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Owner must enter certain events medicinal and adult-use markets Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Live Scans for each owner Individual Owner highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 storage of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing written procedures for inventory control carbohydrates and fat per serving commercial cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis manufacturers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) annual license application manned motor vehicle Operating Procedures Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensed premises Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) regulatory framework amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package identity of the product at least 99% purity 2020 revisions Form # CDPH-9041 nonlaboratory quality control Financial information manufacturers who package for other producers manufacturing cannabis products CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only Criminal History limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Local Authorization Attachment onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2020 fines commercial cannabis manufacturing minimum standards for extraction processes M-licensees 600-foot radius of a school commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensing cannabis distributors property for the commercial cannabis activity designated structure licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises state cannabis licensing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) inventory and quality control 2020 laws recordkeeping Temporary License Application Information good manufacturing practices Cultivation less than 10,000 health claims packaging and labeling requirements cannabis waste Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act emergency regulations Cannabis Manufacturing transporting cannabis goods 2020 new laws motor carrier permit Local Jurisdictions Licensee Information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Retailer (Type 10) 2020 issues California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tobacco products Local Issuing Authority cultivation meat and seafood, and other products disposal Heavy Metals Testing convicted of a substantially related crime exception for testing laboratories disposal and destruction methods periods of 90 days extensions Butane/Hexane/Propane 2020 important information compliance with local jurisdiction persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business CDTFA seller’s permit California Department of Public Health Premises Diagram amount of THC content entry into the legal, regulated market waste management laws cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Personnel Requirements licensing scheme Arranging for laboratory testing 2020 compliance government warning statement label paper inserted into the packaging cannabis cultivation licensing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Licensee Lookup Tool purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conditional license access to the area(s) contaminants loop system Proposed Section 40133 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls medicinal and adult-use or both markets Percentage of ownership sales of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit security and cannabis waste disposal testing laboratories Seller’s permit number A-licensees cannabis industries financial interest holder Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 operating premises Temporary event up to 4 days informational panel Premises Information MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis event organizer license period of 120 days medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity payable to the state of California ownership premises is not within a Government 120 days Track and Trace primary panel requirements managing member Cannabinoids Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators an officer or director of a cannabis business ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS California Public Records Act workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division retailers sanitary workplaces labeling potentially-hazardous foods product as a candy prohibited secured area Business Information A-license and an M-license public health and safety child-resistant packaging Premises diagram transport cannabis goods to retailer mandated warning statements capsules secondary packaging 2020 updates cannabis sales and/or consumption Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis products hang tag or a peel-back label protocol Foreign Material Testing tamper-evident contaminant free licensing cannabis microbusinesses ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation list of artificial food colorings A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of 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regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California finished product license review process procedures for inventory control surety bond The California Department of Public Health's requiring refrigeration Business Organizational conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing cannabis retailers separate applications no infusion of alcohol concentrate disclosure of all criminal convictions investment into a commercial cannabis business unique ID/batch number onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods dried flower Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) no added caffeine Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch re-sealable CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-issued universal symbol Carbon Dioxide (CO2) aggregate interest of 20% or more supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Financial Interest manufacturer's name activity for a period of 120 days Edibles– Products secondary package cannabis adult-use products 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In addition, Monitor Pest Commercial cannabis activity Qualified individual UID products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Allergen Bureau Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) package flower or pre-rolls Validation Canopy DPH-17-010E Quality control personnel Specialty Indoor track and trace system CBD Small Indoor Track-and-trace systems Department Cultivation Personnel Theoretical yield Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Pre-roll adulteration Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Watts per square foot alternate use of a manufacturing premises Mixed-light cultivation Allergen cross-contact Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Indoor Universal symbol Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Manufacturer licensee Net weight Microorganisms Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Dried flower Informational panel Type N – for infusions Premises Mixed-light Tier 2 Cultivation site Limited-access area Extraction Processor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Wet weight Component Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Request for Live Scan Verification Preventive controls Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Immature plant Indoor cultivation infused pre-rolls Process Small Outdoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Nursery Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Flowering Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Ingredient Specialty Cottage Indoor Serving Batch Mature plant Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Adulterated Type 11 (Distributor) Quality control operation Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) In-process material Quality Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Outdoor cultivation Finished product Harvest Batch Kief Hazard Licensee Actual yield Cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Lot infused butters and oils as concentrates 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 Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Cottage Outdoor Processing THC Proposition 65 warning statement Mixed-light Tier 1 M-license Edible cannabis product list of cannabis manufacturers Pathogen Type 12 (Microbusiness) Product Identity Track and trace system Volatile solvent Type P – for packaging and labeling only Holding Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Primary panel Medium Outdoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Adult-use Market Applicant cannabis concentrates Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Quarantine CBD from industrial hemp Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Contact surface Processing aid Sanitize Adequate Unique identifier Infusion Distribution Manufacture Package Labeling gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 10 (Retailer) MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) and more.


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