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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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least 99% purity packaging transportation Cultivation less than 10,000 access to the area(s) local jurisdiction’s requirements motor carrier permit required limits commercial cannabis manufacturing in California diagram of the business’s layout onsite consumption of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Licensee Lookup Tool Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division M-licensees regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California conditional license Identifying information entry into the legal, regulated market concentrate onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods member manager exception for testing laboratories Cannabis Manufacturing cultivation loop system commercial cannabis manufacturers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Premises diagram no infusion of nicotine testing lab The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) conducting quality assurance review A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2021 updates informational panel manufacturing activities 2021 compliance testing of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises protocol product guidelines Bond and Insurance Information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Foreign Material Testing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL microbusinesses transport cannabis goods to retailer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis market secured area Bond in the amount of $5,000 operating procedures Criminal History California Department of Public Health payable to the state of California persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cannabis cultivation licensing disposal and destruction methods Vehicle Requirements 2021 fines Form # CDPH-9041 retailers carbohydrates and fat per serving alcoholic beverages periods of 90 days extensions Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Microbusiness contaminants security and cannabis waste disposal 2021 new laws dried flower compliance with local jurisdiction cannabis cartoons Individual Owner managing member basic nutritional information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2021 revisions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing cannabis microbusinesses Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) product as a candy prohibited opaque exit package requiring refrigeration quality control online licensing system annual license application Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) nonlaboratory quality control Owner Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Live Scans for each owner delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing A-licensees 120 days Completed Temporary License Application Form child-resistant outer package equity interest in a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing mandated warning statements Business Information waste management laws inhalable cannabis list of artificial food colorings Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act local jurisdiction authorization Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2021 recent news no added caffeine structure and formation documents manufacturing cannabis products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Temporary License Application Information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company amount of sodium licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers labels not be attractive CO2 and ethanol extractions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis activity no infusion of alcohol 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Bureau of Cannabis Control separate applications A-license and an M-license The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL laboratory quality assurance persons 21 years of age or older three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis plants Licensee Information potentially-hazardous foods licensing scheme premises diagram Business Organizational licensing cannabis distributors Seller’s permit number Edibles– Products medicinal commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing commercial cannabis products finished product purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis certified by a California-licensed engineer Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch secondary package Arranging for laboratory testing CDPH-issued universal symbol Application Checklist ingredient list compliance with regulations Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Transport vehicles alarm system financial interest holder storage of cannabis goods health claims some nutritional facts the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) investment into a commercial cannabis business limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package hydrocarbon-based solvents written procedures for inventory control Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) minimum standards for extraction processes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit hang tag or a peel-back label Food-grade Butter/Oil highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturers who package for other producers Financial Interest evidence of rehabilitation secondary packaging cannabis industries testing methods final form Fingerprints track and trace system Operating Procedures unique ID/batch number extracts manufacture cannabis products three state cannabis-licensing authorities California Public Records Act cannabis event organizer license Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Financial information inventory must enter certain events Retailer (nonstorefront) 600-foot radius of a school ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation packaging and labeling Type S share facility space good manufacturing practices Cannabinoids Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale packaging and labeling requirements licensed cannabis cultivators ownership premises is not within a Government California Department of Public Health (CDPH) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Extractions using CO2 valid waiver destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing practices Local Authorization meat and seafood, and other products consumption of alcohol or tobacco public Licensee Lookup Tool supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial kitchens infusion government warning statement label CDPH-9041 Mycotoxins Testing cannabis training Heavy Metals Testing Transition Period Distributor transport 2021 important information THC levels license review process sampling standards licensed 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In addition, Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Pest Quality control personnel Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 track and trace system Mixed-light cultivation Request for Live Scan Finished product Commercial cannabis activity Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Quality control operation Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) UID Adequate Component Adulterated Licensee Universal symbol Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Manufacture Limited-access area Canopy adulteration Topical cannabis product Type N – for infusions Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents In-process material Mixed-light Tier 1 Sanitize Ingredient products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Outdoor Flowering Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) cannabis concentrates Volatile solvent Verification Personnel Mature plant Lot Processing aid Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Indoor cultivation Allergen cross-contact Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Outdoor Dried flower Specialty Cottage Indoor Monitor Package Process Manufacturer licensee THC Outdoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Microorganisms M-license Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Cottage Outdoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Environmental pathogen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Pre-roll Type 10 (Retailer) Kief Processor Specialty Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only MCSB 90-day extension periods DPH-17-010E infused butters and oils as concentrates Pathogen 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) Track and trace system Distribution list of cannabis manufacturers Extraction Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Net weight Type 11 (Distributor) Adult-use Market Allergen Quality Bureau Wet weight CBD Nonvolatile solvent cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Processing Medium Indoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Validation Cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Track-and-trace systems Actual yield Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Immature plant Product Identity Specialty Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Infusion Labeling Watts per square foot Premises Nursery Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Small Indoor Batch CBD from industrial hemp Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Holding Primary panel Department Informational panel Type P – for packaging and labeling only Harvest Batch Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Unique identifier Quarantine infused pre-rolls Applicant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Contact surface Cultivation site Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Theoretical yield Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Hazard Qualified individual Cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Preventive controls Edible cannabis product and more.


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