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

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Financial Interest licensed cannabis manufacturers Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Premises Diagram Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) procedures for inventory control Retailer (Type 10) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch three state cannabis-licensing authorities ownership premises is not within a Government carbohydrates and fat per serving Live Scans for each owner transportation of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors CDTFA seller’s permit 2021 recent news manufacturing practices public health and safety Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) conducting quality assurance review tinctures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transportation and security cannabis cultivation licensing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2021 updates transporting cannabis goods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together M-license emergency regulations remove THC/CBD certified by a California-licensed engineer Distributor transport persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business onsite consumption of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes persons 21 years of age or older compliance with regulations Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 protocol cannabis cartoons cannabis event organizer license M-licensees cannabis plants written procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction Arranging for laboratory testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates commercial cannabis manufacturing activity quality control three cannabis licensing authorities re-sealable cannabis training Distributor Transport Only volatile solvent Ethanol health claims Transition Period Local Authorization Attachment local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2021 fines Mycotoxins Testing manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing contaminant free amount of sodium 120 days Category I Residual Pesticides Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) extracts good manufacturing practices Temporary License Application Information Operating Procedures periods of 90 days extensions product formulation Premises Information property for the commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 alcoholic beverages ingredient list CO2 and ethanol extractions motor carrier permit shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit conditional license cannabis industries sales of cannabis goods Terpenoids Testing opaque exit package licensing scheme Individual Owner secondary package The California Department of Public Health's Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MCSB security 2021 issues microbusinesses cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 2021 new laws commercial cannabis manufacturers shipping manifest Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 basic nutritional information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls waste disposal regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Licensees manufacturing cannabis products Financial information Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control operating premises potentially-hazardous foods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) period of 120 days Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Extractions using CO2 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased extraction stickers Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturer's name BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis retailers Category II Residual Pesticides Testing premises diagram Heavy Metals Testing 2021 regulations diagram of the business’s layout an officer or director of a cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Criminal History security and cannabis waste disposal supplemental label supply chain Temporary License Application child-resistant packaging no infusion of nicotine annual license application Vehicle Requirements activity for a period of 120 days mandated warning statements aggregate interest of 20% or more THC levels paper inserted into the packaging no infusion of alcohol ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation health impacts of cannabis 600-foot radius of a school 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cultivation Personnel Requirements must enter certain events manufacturing activities Physical address transport cannabis goods to retailer commercial kitchens unique ID/batch number product guidelines CDPH-9041 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS capsules exit 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licensed premises concentrate supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity testing methods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) testing laboratories sanitary workplaces at least 99% purity amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package A-licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensed cannabis cultivators Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2021 proposed changes commercial cannabis activity temporary license commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California vape cartridges exception for testing laboratories Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products testing of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing Labor peace agreement chain of custody at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction disclosure of all criminal convictions Local Issuing Authority cannabis adult-use products online licensing system licensing cannabis microbusinesses sampling standards disposal and destruction methods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment commercial cannabis products product as a candy prohibited Application Checklist packaging and labeling requirements Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Owner Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 separate applications meat and seafood, and other products evidence of rehabilitation CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (nonstorefront) highly-concentrated oils or waxes distributors CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Percentage of ownership payable to the state of California member manager California Public Records Act Track and Trace Proposition 65 track and trace system secured area manufacture cannabis products finished product Type S share facility space final form requiring refrigeration 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of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction’s requirements infusion workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control government warning statement label 2021 important information 100 mg of THC per package tobacco products surety bond hang tag or a peel-back label inventory and quality control Fingerprints 2021 revisions medicinal and adult-use markets testing lab labeling Business Organizational allergen information amount of THC content license review process 2021 compliance licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2021 problems tamper-evident financial interest holder definition of owner A-license and an M-license consumption of alcohol or tobacco small product packaging no added caffeine medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity valid waiver access to the area(s) structure and formation documents edible products Microbusiness 2021 resolutions Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis waste contaminants Foreign Material Testing 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In addition, Environmental pathogen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Mature plant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Ingredient cannabis concentrates Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Edible cannabis product adulteration Track-and-trace systems Bureau Harvest Batch Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Volatile solvent Type 11 (Distributor) UID cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Allergen cross-contact Quarantine Allergen Personnel Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Nonvolatile solvent Adequate Type 10 (Retailer) Quality control operation Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) M-license Finished product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package CBD from industrial hemp Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nursery Type N – for infusions Cannabis product Pathogen Immature plant package flower or pre-rolls Microorganisms Adult-use Market Infusion Cultivation site Outdoor cultivation Department Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Manufacturer licensee Specialty Indoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Watts per square foot Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Commercial cannabis activity infused butters and oils as concentrates Contact surface Specialty Outdoor Dried flower alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Processing aid Primary panel Informational panel Track and trace system Package Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Universal symbol Quality control personnel Nonmanufactured cannabis product Product Identity Indoor cultivation gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adulterated Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Quality Batch Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Processor Sanitize Actual yield Holding Medium Indoor 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) Cultivation Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Medium Outdoor Small Outdoor Small Indoor Premises THC Validation Type P – for packaging and labeling only Applicant Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Topical cannabis product Kief Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Preventive controls Mixed-light Tier 1 Canopy Unique identifier In-process material Process Labeling Component infused pre-rolls Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Raw material Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Distribution Wet weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Hazard Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Extraction Qualified individual products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Manufacture Serving Request for Live Scan Limited-access area Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) track and trace system DPH-17-010E Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Net weight Monitor Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD Licensee Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Proposition 65 warning statement Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Flowering Lot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pre-roll Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Theoretical yield and more.


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