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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


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manufacturing activities government warning statement label aggregate interest of 20% or more Business Organizational ingredient list opaque exit package Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Bond in the amount of $5,000 dried flower testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets Transport vehicles alarm system Operating Procedures Local Authorization packaging Type S share facility space sanitary and hazard-free environment Criminal History BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-license licensing cannabis retailers Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Temporary License Application Information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Retailer (nonstorefront) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2020 problems Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods inventory and quality control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch product formulation Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2020 important information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together secondary package shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit public health and safety investment into a commercial cannabis business secured area manufacturing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control no infusion of alcohol evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Temporary Cannabis Event ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS activity for a period of 120 days local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations distributors CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package emergency regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2020 resolutions Moisture Content Testing evidence of rehabilitation labeling Proposed Section 40133 California Public Records Act Local Authorization Attachment surety bond Proposition 65 Track and Trace amount of THC content MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis 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manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company basic nutritional information manufacture cannabis products Owner packaging and labeling requirements Mechanical Edibles– Products informational panel the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Individual Owner public Licensee Lookup Tool purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands MCSB Foreign Material Testing convicted of a substantially related crime labels not be attractive Percentage of ownership tinctures highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Food-grade Butter/Oil CDTFA seller’s permit hydrocarbon-based solvents regulatory framework licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises requiring refrigeration structure and formation documents manufacturing practices edibles packaging opaque cultivation Local Jurisdictions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 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Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) allergen information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial cannabis products managing member waste management laws Category II Residual Pesticides Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CO2 and ethanol extractions A-licensees licensed cannabis manufacturers mandated warning statements Physical address transportation of cannabis goods commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control compliance with regulations 2020 revisions Temporary event up to 4 days Local Issuing Authority motor carrier permit 2020 new laws and more.

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


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