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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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Cultivation Licensing definition of owner Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery M-licensees cannabis cultivation licensing Financial information meat and seafood, and other products M-license some nutritional facts shared-use manufacturing facilities recordkeeping supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products list of artificial food colorings secondary packaging license review process operating procedures Local Authorization transportation of cannabis goods inventory and quality control Live Scans for each owner managing member shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with local jurisdiction A-license and an M-license edibles packaging opaque 2020 revisions cannabis market Butane/Hexane/Propane Form # CDPH-9041 infusion Licensee Information amount of THC content Temporary event up to 4 days CO2 and ethanol extractions 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2015 product formulation Completed Temporary License Application Form Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates stickers separate applications licensed premises hang tag or a peel-back label carbohydrates and fat per serving 2020 updates chain of custody no infusion of alcohol Manufacturing (non-volatile) manufacturers who package for other producers activity for a period of 120 days access to the area(s) Identifying information Terpenoids Testing alcoholic beverages exit packaging nonlaboratory quality control MCSB distributors transporting cannabis goods motor carrier permit allergen information must enter certain events local jurisdiction three cannabis licensing authorities California Department of Public Health (CDPH) supplemental label testing laboratories California Public Records Act workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use or both markets testing methods valid waiver shipping manifest 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California Department of Public Health aggregate interest of 20% or more disposal and destruction methods Ethanol A-licensees inhalable cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturing Application Checklist Local Issuing Authority at least 99% purity basic nutritional information sampling standards testing lab ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manufacturing activities equity interest in a commercial cannabis business THC levels MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH storage of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business surety bond Category II Residual Pesticides Testing payable to the state of California secured area no infusion of nicotine online licensing system remove THC/CBD Distributor Transport Only 2020 recent news adult-use commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's Temporary Cannabis Event edible products Local Authorization Attachment Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business transport cannabis goods to retailer paper inserted into the packaging 2020 compliance the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensing cannabis retailers Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division extracts manufacturer's name manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing labels not be attractive Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Individual Owner cannabis industries evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Proposed Section 40133 and more.

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

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