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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

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Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) surety bond The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) MCSB’s temporary license application workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control no infusion of alcohol cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) chain of custody Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles disposal and destruction methods Retailer (nonstorefront) an officer or director of a cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) secured area testing laboratories operating procedures Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products transporting cannabis goods final form cultivation loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information procedures for inventory control hydrocarbon-based solvents limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 regulations 2020 important information Edibles– Products licensed cannabis manufacturers licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Authorization 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Financial information valid waiver Operating Procedures Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing concentrate cannabis event organizer license 2020 recent news Seller’s permit number exception for testing laboratories shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis exit packaging cannabis training licensed premises CDTFA seller’s permit commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis activity tobacco products evidence of rehabilitation licensing cannabis microbusinesses LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest written procedures for inventory control temporary license cannabis adult-use products Temporary License Application Information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin informational panel cannabis plants supplemental label paper inserted into the packaging diagram of the business’s layout Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 120 days transportation and security licensing cannabis retailers consumption of alcohol or tobacco ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis market ownership premises is not within a Government Business Information MCSB Distributor transport compliance with regulations vape cartridges edibles packaging opaque aggregate interest of 20% or more Ethanol disposal Mechanical Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transportation of cannabis goods topicals motor carrier permit A-licensees contaminants persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Premises Diagram disclosure of all criminal convictions opaque exit package no added caffeine 2020 laws member manager retailers medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing financial interest holder state cannabis licensing managing member MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH public health and safety Vehicle Requirements conditional license Local Issuing Authority Premises Information hang tag or a peel-back label delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods re-sealable Heavy Metals Testing Premises diagram identity of the product manufacture cannabis products packaging and labeling Temporary event up to 4 days certified by a California-licensed engineer convicted of a substantially related crime Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates designated structure cannabis cultivation licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) pre-made or purchased premises diagram 600 foot radius of a school Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Transition Period Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 The California Department of Public Health's no infusion of nicotine meat and seafood, and other products M-licensees some nutritional facts infusion conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction authorization manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Mycotoxins Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 2020 revisions Personnel Requirements manufacturers who package for other producers storage of cannabis goods onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis industries child-resistant outer package Percentage of ownership cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) separate applications Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) health claims licensed cannabis distributors commercial cannabis manufacturers government warning statement label investment into a commercial cannabis business Business Organizational extracts sales of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) health impacts of cannabis testing of cannabis goods M-license transport cannabis goods to retailer sanitary workplaces activity for a period of 120 days 2020 updates required limits 2020 issues A-license and an M-license inventory compliance with local jurisdiction license review process Moisture Content Testing microbusinesses manufacturing activities annual license application supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products packaging and labeling requirements laboratory quality assurance Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) tinctures Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Track and Trace Individual Owner Arranging for laboratory testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets manufacturing cannabis products local jurisdiction Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) property for the commercial cannabis activity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 amount of THC content manned motor vehicle shared-use manufacturing facilities labeling Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Local Authorization Attachment Owner amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package distributors waste disposal Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging Foreign Material Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements testing methods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL product formulation definition of owner Cultivation less than 10,000 carbohydrates and fat per serving at least 20% ownership interest California Department of Public Health entry into the legal, regulated market period of 120 days Proposition 65 Application Checklist three cannabis licensing authorities Licensee Lookup Tool capsules medicinal and adult-use markets Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) CDPH-issued universal symbol payable to the state of California immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Butane/Hexane/Propane volatile solvent licensed cannabis cultivators small product packaging Identifying information track and trace system dried flower allergen information remove THC/CBD Cannabinoids Testing loop system three state cannabis-licensing authorities Licensee Information licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories primary panel requirements California Public Records Act A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space A-license edible products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL access to the area(s) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2020 resolutions highly-concentrated oils or waxes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing nonlaboratory quality control Food-grade Butter/Oil 600-foot radius of a school alcoholic beverages at least 99% purity 2020 proposed changes Terpenoids Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity tamper-evident unique ID/batch number licensing scheme ingredient list mandated warning statements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) minimum standards for extraction processes public Licensee Lookup Tool supply chain waste management laws amount of sodium 100 mg of THC per package scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis products child-resistant packaging Distributor Transport Only Temporary Cannabis Event finished product security manufacturing practices Microbusiness 2020 new laws security and cannabis waste disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration and more.

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

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