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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 licensing cannabis microbusinesses local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations structure and formation documents Premises Diagram annual license application mandated warning statements Licensee Lookup Tool 2022 updates licensed physical location (premises) paper inserted into the packaging carbohydrates and fat per serving 2022 problems activity for a period of 120 days manufacturing activities secondary package commercial cannabis activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice microbusinesses licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis plants temporary license CO2 and ethanol extractions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Premises Information cannabis industries Terpenoids Testing manufacturer's name 2022 revisions public health and safety Local Authorization medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together onsite consumption of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) transportation labeling definition of owner Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) retailers Bond and Insurance Information 2022 regulations child-resistant packaging online licensing system opaque exit package Extractions using CO2 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Mycotoxins Testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division tinctures manufacturing practices Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 transport cannabis goods to retailer emergency regulations Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use or both markets Local Authorization Attachment tobacco products ingredient list limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Individual Owner Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Mechanical Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control packaging and labeling commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises regulatory framework Manufacturing (non-volatile) identity of the product quality control requiring refrigeration Owner cannabis cartoons product formulation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis waste waste disposal ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation packaging and labeling requirements 2022 issues vape cartridges sanitary and hazard-free environment 2022 laws compliance with regulations hydrocarbon-based solvents California Public Records Act inhalable cannabis Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles motor carrier permit Fingerprints Cannabis Manufacturing shared-use manufacturing facilities Temporary License Application Information Vehicle Requirements The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial kitchens track and trace system Heavy Metals Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol 600 foot radius of a school managing member transportation and security manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Physical address Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch certified by a California-licensed engineer workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control MCSB’s temporary license application at least 20% ownership interest Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) supplemental label Cultivation less than 10,000 Temporary event up to 4 days evidence of rehabilitation 2022 compliance manufacturing cannabis products cultivation medicinal and adult-use markets highly-concentrated oils or waxes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing disposal valid waiver the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) sanitary workplaces comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Local Jurisdictions entry into the legal, regulated market equity interest in a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label conducting quality assurance review delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing shipping manifest waste management laws packaging 120 days health claims ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensed cannabis distributors limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing methods licensed premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis manufacturers Type S share facility space amount of THC content convicted of a substantially related crime disclosure of all criminal convictions dried flower Percentage of ownership secured area local jurisdiction Identifying information 2022 recent news extracts required limits no infusion of nicotine laboratory quality assurance testing of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands procedures for inventory control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Financial information A-license and an M-license recordkeeping public Licensee Lookup Tool aggregate interest of 20% or more edible products Business Information separate applications no infusion of alcohol protocol property for the commercial cannabis activity meat and seafood, and other products re-sealable Completed Temporary License Application Form final form loan provided to a commercial cannabis business compliance with local jurisdiction exit packaging must enter certain events Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Transition Period small product packaging basic nutritional information licensed cannabis cultivators licensing scheme conditional license alcoholic beverages onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods operating premises distributors written procedures for inventory control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH state cannabis licensing Edibles– Products Local Issuing Authority tamper-evident Proposed Section 40133 potentially-hazardous foods Butane/Hexane/Propane shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company period of 120 days inventory and quality control manned motor vehicle Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Department of Public Health The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) The California Department of Public Health's volatile solvent 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market good manufacturing practices Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 product guidelines medicinal commercial cannabis activity A-licensees member manager exception for testing laboratories 100 mg of THC per package licensing cannabis distributors immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery designated structure evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2022 important information transportation of cannabis goods amount of sodium Moisture Content Testing M-licensees no added caffeine contaminant free Retailer (nonstorefront) stickers Financial Interest Food-grade Butter/Oil three state cannabis-licensing authorities Application Checklist Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2022 proposed changes Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis products Licensees inventory access to the area(s) Labor peace agreement product as a candy prohibited Arranging for laboratory testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing destruction of cannabis goods extraction CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch premises diagram Licensee Information Personnel Requirements cannabis adult-use products financial interest holder Ethanol medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Retailer (Type 10) at least 99% purity local jurisdiction authorization amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package concentrate sugar surety bond Premises diagram Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Distributor Transport Only capsules sampling standards testing laboratories supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products finished product chain of custody sales of cannabis goods payable to the state of California cannabis training commercial cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis cultivation licensing infusion Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investment into a commercial cannabis business Distributor transport Track and Trace Cannabinoids Testing secondary packaging diagram of the business’s layout Live Scans for each owner persons 21 years of age or older allergen information 2022 new laws shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensing cannabis retailers disposal and destruction methods Bond in the amount of $5,000 Business Organizational cannabis event organizer license security and cannabis waste disposal scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Foreign Material Testing labels not be attractive Temporary License Application primary panel requirements A-license consumption of alcohol or tobacco MCSB unique ID/batch number Transport vehicles alarm system security cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale transporting cannabis goods THC levels government warning statement label remove THC/CBD license review process testing lab Category I Residual Pesticides Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacture cannabis products list of artificial food colorings CDTFA seller’s permit periods of 90 days extensions 2022 fines Operating Procedures Criminal History cannabis market some nutritional facts child-resistant outer package topicals Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act operating procedures regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis loop system 600-foot radius of a school 2022 resolutions nonlaboratory quality control health impacts of cannabis M-license contaminants Form # CDPH-9041 CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates three cannabis licensing authorities adult-use commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased informational panel Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL supply chain ownership premises is not within a Government Microbusiness cannabis sales and/or consumption and more.

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


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