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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Vehicle Requirements CDPH-9041 financial interest holder Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing track and trace system microbusinesses secured area basic nutritional information sugar shipping manifest equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 600 foot radius of a school nonlaboratory quality control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CO2 and ethanol extractions government warning statement label Personnel Requirements Ethanol disposal and destruction methods annual license application Fingerprints Business Information Operating Procedures workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2021 regulations meat and seafood, and other products ingredient list medicinal and adult-use or both markets ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS regulatory framework Local Jurisdictions period of 120 days no added caffeine manufacturers who package for other producers Cannabis Manufacturing Transition Period ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation potentially-hazardous foods Proposed Section 40133 licensed cannabis cultivators Bond and Insurance Information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) opaque exit package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Business Organizational 2021 issues Licensee Lookup Tool 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market compliance with regulations infusion Premises diagram manufacturing cannabis products cannabis waste Arranging for laboratory testing 2021 revisions 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturing surety bond primary panel requirements limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving recordkeeping Local Authorization transportation and security good manufacturing practices security 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Cultivation less than 10,000 valid waiver Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 remove THC/CBD Transport vehicles alarm system Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Microbusiness Proposition 65 The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing Moisture Content Testing manufacture cannabis products product as a candy prohibited distributors licensing cannabis distributors access to the area(s) 2021 resolutions Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles public Licensee Lookup Tool evidence of rehabilitation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2021 updates quality control testing of cannabis goods waste disposal 600-foot radius of a school highly-concentrated oils or waxes convicted of a substantially related crime requiring refrigeration transporting cannabis goods stickers Type S share facility space tinctures A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Bond in the amount of $5,000 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an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-license tobacco products licensed physical location (premises) testing lab carbohydrates and fat per serving Carbon Dioxide (CO2) list of artificial food colorings loop system Owner motor carrier permit MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package volatile solvent California Public Records Act temporary license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) tamper-evident cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2021 important information small product packaging Temporary License Application Information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing sampling standards three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2021 recent news Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2021 laws loan provided to a commercial cannabis business operating premises periods of 90 days extensions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together definition of owner M-license amount of sodium cannabis sales and/or consumption secondary packaging Temporary event up to 4 days exit packaging extraction payable to the state of California security consumption of alcohol or tobacco exception for testing laboratories Local Issuing Authority CDPH-issued universal symbol contaminants Identifying information Foreign Material Testing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses concentrate conditional license ownership premises is not within a Government some nutritional facts Mechanical diagram of the business’s layout Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Local Authorization Attachment online licensing system testing laboratories Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control unique ID/batch number commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis cultivation licensing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Financial Interest persons 21 years of age or older Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Terpenoids Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery aggregate interest of 20% or more packaging and labeling requirements 2021 fines Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Form # CDPH-9041 Application Checklist Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) managing member structure and formation documents destruction of cannabis goods commercial kitchens an officer or director of a cannabis business packaging and labeling licensed cannabis manufacturers separate applications transport cannabis goods to retailer at least 99% purity 2021 new laws alcoholic beverages informational panel protocol sanitary and hazard-free environment procedures for inventory control shared-use manufacturing facilities Live Scans for each owner waste management laws adult-use 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persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations manufacturer's name compliance with local jurisdiction Track and Trace public health and safety transportation of cannabis goods Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis plants Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers three cannabis licensing authorities operating procedures shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis event organizer license Cannabinoids Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions supply chain capsules CDTFA seller’s permit and more.

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

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