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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 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control child-resistant packaging CDTFA seller’s permit at least 99% purity A-license and an M-license packaging edibles packaging opaque Application Checklist licensed cannabis cultivators potentially-hazardous foods written procedures for inventory control Local Authorization sales of cannabis goods exception for testing laboratories conditional license highly-concentrated oils or waxes extracts compliance with regulations hang tag or a peel-back label secondary packaging evidence of rehabilitation temporary license activity for a period of 120 days 2021 issues disclosure of all criminal convictions tamper-evident transportation and security Foreign Material Testing no infusion of alcohol Cultivation less than 10,000 regulatory framework Transition Period Financial Interest Track and Trace Business Organizational equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Water/Food-grade Dry Ice diagram of the business’s layout Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) The California Department of Public Health's compliance with local jurisdiction packaging and labeling Distributor transport A-licensees amount of sodium BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL opaque exit package Retailer (Type 10) sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction Temporary License Application Premises Diagram CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Individual Owner Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) public health and safety meat and seafood, and other products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH sugar vape cartridges property for the commercial cannabis activity 120 days surety bond payable to the state of California nonlaboratory quality control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package concentrate medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing dried flower highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Premises Information destruction of cannabis goods cannabis market required limits commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises diagram must enter certain events Bond in the amount of $5,000 Physical address regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturer's name testing methods unique ID/batch number remove THC/CBD Licensee Information license review process evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Financial information disposal and destruction methods online licensing system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) shipping manifest cannabis cultivation licensing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises labeling primary panel requirements cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Type S share facility space Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Butane/Hexane/Propane Distributor Transport Only loop system tinctures Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis training transportation member manager government warning statement label licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories pre-made or purchased Cannabinoids Testing persons 21 years of age or older California Public Records Act CDPH-issued universal symbol immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Food-grade Butter/Oil MCSB delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods retailers Temporary License Application Information 2021 fines some nutritional facts separate applications shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company manufacturing practices recordkeeping premises diagram supply chain medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary Cannabis Event supplemental label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed premises contaminant free definition of owner Terpenoids Testing Live Scans for each owner Heavy Metals Testing allergen information entry into the legal, regulated market packaging and labeling requirements transporting cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Mechanical Bond and Insurance Information exit packaging health claims amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package three cannabis licensing authorities commercial cannabis manufacturing laboratory quality assurance requiring refrigeration LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises procedures for inventory control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates financial interest holder capsules California Department of Public Health infusion carbohydrates and fat per serving finished product Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division managing member waste management laws 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and cannabis waste disposal 2021 new laws good manufacturing practices packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls re-sealable commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS paper inserted into the packaging final form 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market testing lab topicals designated structure cannabis adult-use products M-license at least 20% ownership interest Fingerprints onsite consumption of cannabis goods Transport vehicles alarm system health impacts of cannabis waste disposal sampling standards commercial cannabis products Local Authorization Attachment manned motor vehicle Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 and more.

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


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