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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 microbusinesses 2021 laws medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CO2 and ethanol extractions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) requiring refrigeration Manufacturing (non-volatile) Percentage of ownership Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division product formulation A-license exit packaging California Department of Public Health (CDPH) consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2021 problems destruction of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements definition of owner entry into the legal, regulated market A-licensees regulatory framework government warning statement label Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) quality control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business manufacturer's name recordkeeping paper inserted into the packaging separate applications Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control annual license application Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation health claims 600-foot radius of a school required limits testing of cannabis goods finished product Bond in the amount of $5,000 periods of 90 days extensions cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale basic nutritional information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls secured area Individual Owner edible products Bond and Insurance Information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) extraction medicinal and adult-use markets extracts Terpenoids Testing surety bond Financial information list of artificial food colorings must enter certain events 2021 revisions sales of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool edibles packaging opaque Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Department of Public Health three cannabis licensing authorities 2021 important information infusion manufacturing sanitary workplaces M-licensees commercial cannabis products commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction payable to the state of California amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Financial Interest cannabis event organizer license licensing cannabis retailers testing laboratories Local Jurisdictions Distributor transport cultivation medicinal commercial cannabis activity topicals managing member convicted of a substantially related crime transportation secondary packaging onsite consumption of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis cultivators MCSB’s temporary license application Licensees at least 99% purity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business Local Authorization Heavy Metals Testing evidence of rehabilitation The California Department of Public Health's purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands mandated warning statements cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Mycotoxins Testing Edibles– Products cannabis market member manager tinctures pre-made or purchased volatile solvent stickers Owner 2021 compliance hang tag or a peel-back label MCSB medicinal and adult-use or both markets sugar hydrocarbon-based solvents Transport vehicles alarm system waste management laws Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products CDPH-issued universal symbol procedures for inventory control Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing chain of custody Temporary License Application Information security and cannabis waste disposal aggregate interest of 20% or more no added caffeine 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products premises diagram vape cartridges activity for a period of 120 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per serving Cultivation less than 10,000 Moisture Content Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business contaminant free 2021 issues transportation of cannabis goods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH inventory some nutritional facts transport cannabis goods to retailer LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of nicotine Personnel Requirements highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Labor peace agreement Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) exception for testing laboratories transporting cannabis goods supply chain manufacturing cannabis products THC levels Cannabis Manufacturing meat and seafood, and other products Premises diagram three state cannabis-licensing authorities structure and formation documents cannabis waste inventory and quality control Foreign Material Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises storage of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license disposal and destruction methods ingredient list supplemental label The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) informational panel product guidelines Temporary License Application cannabis plants evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises M-license public Licensee Lookup Tool testing methods Retailer (Type 10) contaminants limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensed premises transportation and security Physical address Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 secondary package licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Vehicle Requirements temporary license Microbusiness Retailer (nonstorefront) track and trace system Extractions using CO2 written procedures for inventory control sanitary and hazard-free environment amount of sodium commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis training labels not be attractive persons 21 years of age or older Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch online licensing system regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Live Scans for each owner concentrate retailers licensed cannabis distributors Proposed Section 40133 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2021 regulations good manufacturing practices manufacturing activities Temporary event up to 4 days nonlaboratory quality control Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) operating procedures child-resistant packaging 2021 fines loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Local Issuing Authority diagram of the business’s layout 2021 new laws 600 foot radius of a school shipping manifest tobacco products unique ID/batch number Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial kitchens Fingerprints manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only waste disposal carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-9041 local jurisdiction authorization state cannabis licensing amount of THC content Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Water/Food-grade Dry Ice immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Butane/Hexane/Propane commercial cannabis manufacturing ownership premises is not within a Government manned motor vehicle manufacture cannabis products cannabis sales and/or consumption Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 property for the commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited identity of the product Licensee Information opaque exit package Identifying information Operating Procedures primary panel requirements licensed physical location (premises) cannabis industries certified by a California-licensed engineer 100 mg of THC per package commercial cannabis manufacturing activity emergency 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In addition, Specialty Cottage Outdoor Specialty Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Department Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Extraction Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Immature plant Personnel Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Small Outdoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Hazard Edible cannabis product Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Mixed-light cultivation Type 12 (Microbusiness) Holding Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Cottage Indoor Medium Outdoor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Bureau Wet weight Ingredient UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Nonvolatile solvent Manufacture Mature plant Preventive controls Specialty Outdoor Pathogen THC Allergen cross-contact gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Harvest Batch CBD from industrial hemp 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) Qualified individual Nursery Batch Applicant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Indoor Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Licensee Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Pre-roll Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Pest track and trace system Microorganisms In-process material Validation Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Monitor DPH-17-010E adulteration Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Process Indoor cultivation Cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Processor Kief Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Universal symbol Canopy Package Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Informational panel Premises Mixed-light Tier 2 Unique identifier Quality Allergen CBD Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Limited-access area Distribution cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Labeling Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Manufacturer licensee Sanitize Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Primary panel Processing Cultivation Quality control operation Verification infused butters and oils as concentrates Type N – for infusions Type P – for packaging and labeling only Dried flower list of cannabis manufacturers Nonmanufactured cannabis product Cultivation site Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Finished product Adequate Environmental pathogen cannabis concentrates Small Indoor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Serving Track and trace system Watts per square foot Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Infusion Raw material Quality control personnel Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) infused pre-rolls Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Product Identity Proposition 65 warning statement package flower or pre-rolls Lot Net weight Topical cannabis product Processing aid products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Theoretical yield Volatile solvent M-license Adulterated MCSB 90-day extension periods Quarantine Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Contact surface Request for Live Scan Track-and-trace systems Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Outdoor cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Actual yield Flowering Component and more.

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