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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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assurance review of cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company nonlaboratory quality control testing methods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis waste 2021 problems CDPH-9041 emergency regulations Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing activities local jurisdiction authorization designated structure Transition Period shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit activity for a period of 120 days Live Scans for each owner Premises Information inhalable cannabis Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) some nutritional facts track and trace system inventory and quality control product guidelines periods of 90 days extensions 2021 recent news cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) secondary packaging temporary license product formulation sanitary workplaces manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Foreign Material Testing Terpenoids Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods protocol The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Retailer (Type 10) waste disposal amount of THC content Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 regulatory framework Premises Diagram 600-foot radius of a school Butane/Hexane/Propane certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis cartoons California Department of Public Health (CDPH) operating premises diagram of the business’s layout Mycotoxins Testing security delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial kitchens sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis market payable to the state of California annual license application licensing cannabis distributors potentially-hazardous foods chain of custody at least 20% ownership interest surety bond regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Fingerprints Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Retailer (nonstorefront) 2021 proposed changes licensing scheme online licensing system 2021 compliance 100 mg of THC per package 2021 revisions period of 120 days regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis supplemental label Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates separate applications commercial cannabis manufacturers Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Bond and Insurance Information public Licensee Lookup Tool 2021 important information inventory testing of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises CDTFA seller’s permit manufacturing cannabis products The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction carbohydrates and fat per serving meat and seafood, and other products Personnel Requirements Local Authorization Attachment Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) required limits remove THC/CBD cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) security and cannabis waste disposal Financial Interest 2021 updates financial interest holder Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act THC levels license review process written procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated oils or waxes equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 MCSB’s temporary license application Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Arranging for laboratory testing entry into the legal, regulated market Licensees packaging and labeling extracts must enter certain events sampling standards licensed physical location (premises) stickers 120 days valid waiver cannabis event organizer license manufacturers who package for other producers MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis 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Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) opaque exit package immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) consumption of alcohol or tobacco cultivation Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) topicals Business Information Moisture Content Testing licensed cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis cultivators Cannabis Manufacturing testing lab capsules Cannabinoids Testing Microbusiness three state cannabis-licensing authorities aggregate interest of 20% or more laboratory quality assurance requiring refrigeration minimum standards for extraction processes evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensed premises loop system unique ID/batch number contaminant free child-resistant outer package California Public Records Act Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2021 issues at least 99% purity Seller’s permit number packaging Owner 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California hydrocarbon-based solvents conditional license small product packaging Financial information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control volatile solvent amount of sodium Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 health claims medicinal commercial cannabis activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises ingredient list highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Operating Procedures Proposition 65 MCSB access to the area(s) member manager Local Jurisdictions disposal compliance with local jurisdiction tinctures supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products finished product transportation of cannabis goods M-license and more.

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


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