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

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