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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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