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

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding meat and seafood, and other products security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis products transportation of cannabis goods 2021 laws entry into the legal, regulated market Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) storage of cannabis goods onsite consumption of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration cannabis training infusion Personnel Requirements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) property for the commercial cannabis activity concentrate 120 days cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale opaque exit package annual license application Completed Temporary License Application Form license review process loop system packaging and labeling finished product Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch state cannabis licensing emergency regulations protocol Distributor Transport Only licensed cannabis manufacturers volatile solvent persons 21 years of age or older shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company online licensing system The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Labor peace agreement THC levels BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL three cannabis licensing authorities amount of THC content Local Authorization medicinal and adult-use or both markets A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited definition of owner medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Transport vehicles alarm system sales of cannabis goods vape cartridges Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity temporary license transportation and security public health and safety Mycotoxins Testing contaminant free cannabis cartoons Bond in the amount of $5,000 re-sealable licensed cannabis distributors procedures for inventory control Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Physical address diagram of the business’s layout operating premises packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Local Authorization Attachment manufacturing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises at least 20% ownership interest 2021 revisions final form Water/Food-grade Dry Ice amount of sodium 100 mg of THC per package 2021 important information Proposed Section 40133 three state cannabis-licensing authorities Cannabinoids Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods member manager Premises Diagram shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary event up to 4 days 2021 regulations manufacturing practices cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) regulatory framework California Public Records Act 600 foot radius of a school 2021 proposed changes waste management laws Live Scans for each owner ownership premises is not within a Government paper inserted into the packaging conducting quality assurance review disclosure of all criminal convictions transport cannabis goods to retailer Operating Procedures labels not be attractive licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis industries secured area cannabis cultivation licensing 2021 updates access to the area(s) packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbusiness testing methods manufacturers who package for other producers period of 120 days testing of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) premises diagram licensed physical location (premises) Business Organizational product guidelines local jurisdiction authorization alcoholic beverages Temporary Cannabis Event compliance with regulations licensing cannabis retailers Cultivation less than 10,000 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation capsules conditional license cannabis plants Financial Interest cannabis market Individual Owner Premises Information chain of custody Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) product formulation A-licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products potentially-hazardous foods edibles packaging opaque 2021 problems Industrial Hemp Advisory Board microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturers Financial information recordkeeping Premises diagram public Licensee Lookup Tool Licensee Lookup Tool laboratory quality assurance surety bond Manufacturing (non-volatile) Application Checklist Temporary License Application Type S share facility space identity of the product tamper-evident CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis adult-use products Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 small product packaging good manufacturing practices at least 99% purity Mechanical packaging and labeling requirements government warning statement label persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business California Department of Public Health periods of 90 days extensions purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands health impacts of cannabis comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 2021 new laws workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control evidence of rehabilitation minimum standards for extraction processes some nutritional facts scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents Fingerprints required limits commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises track and trace system inhalable cannabis Form # CDPH-9041 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates mandated warning statements quality control waste disposal Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch labeling commercial cannabis manufacturing in California MCSB Local Jurisdictions transportation Owner manufacturer's name Heavy Metals Testing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving shared-use manufacturing facilities Business Information cannabis waste regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Foreign Material Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) unique ID/batch number informational panel A-license secondary packaging amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Licensees allergen information nonlaboratory quality control list of artificial food colorings separate applications convicted of a substantially related crime CDPH-issued universal symbol MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH manufacturing cannabis products highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Terpenoids Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS testing laboratories highly-concentrated oils or waxes remove THC/CBD immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery basic nutritional information Bond and Insurance Information inventory and quality control hang tag or a peel-back label tobacco products commercial cannabis manufacturing valid waiver Edibles– Products pre-made or purchased manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Licensee Information Extractions using CO2 destruction of cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Temporary License Application Information Identifying information extracts inventory Butane/Hexane/Propane designated structure licensing scheme dried flower Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Seller’s permit number transporting cannabis goods The California Department of Public Health's licensed cannabis cultivators motor carrier permit medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing compliance with local jurisdiction shipping manifest aggregate interest of 20% or more sugar child-resistant outer package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ingredient list licensing cannabis distributors stickers 2021 issues medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Distributor transport onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed premises A-license and an M-license manned motor vehicle must enter certain events adult-use commercial cannabis activity extraction licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Percentage of ownership local jurisdiction tinctures CO2 and ethanol extractions testing lab sanitary workplaces loan provided to a commercial cannabis business structure and formation documents certified by a California-licensed engineer CDTFA seller’s permit supplemental label 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Track and Trace consumption of alcohol or tobacco Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 supply chain investment into a commercial cannabis business disposal and destruction methods health claims local jurisdiction’s requirements edible products M-licensees limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial kitchens retailers written procedures for inventory control carbohydrates and fat per serving Arranging for laboratory testing MCSB’s temporary license application contaminants Ethanol Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) activity for a period of 120 days distributors Transition Period 2021 recent news Moisture Content Testing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control managing member exit packaging 600-foot radius of a school child-resistant packaging M-license Retailer (nonstorefront) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing topicals no infusion of alcohol secondary package manufacturing activities manufacture cannabis products payable to the state of California cultivation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use markets security Food-grade Butter/Oil sampling standards Criminal History 2021 fines Cannabis Manufacturing licensing cannabis microbusinesses no added caffeine operating procedures no infusion of nicotine disposal 2021 resolutions cannabis sales and/or consumption Proposition 65 financial interest holder 2021 compliance equity interest in a commercial cannabis business an officer or director of a cannabis business CDPH-9041 medicinal commercial cannabis activity exception for testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Vehicle Requirements Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Local Issuing Authority Carbon Dioxide (CO2) primary panel requirements and more.

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


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