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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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not be attractive Temporary Cannabis Event onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school member manager inventory Transition Period The California Department of Public Health's MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Temporary event up to 4 days emergency regulations shipping manifest informational panel medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 600 foot radius of a school Moisture Content Testing licensing cannabis distributors Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates microbusinesses Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products compliance with regulations Premises Information distributors 2020 compliance cannabis cartoons Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis cultivation licensing manned motor vehicle 2020 proposed changes financial interest holder cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package A-license and an M-license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial kitchens Local Issuing Authority certified by a California-licensed engineer chain of custody Industrial Hemp Advisory Board amount of sodium purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands commercial cannabis manufacturing activity online licensing system manufacturers who package for other producers evidence of rehabilitation Fingerprints evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises transportation Arranging for laboratory testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 Business Organizational written procedures for inventory control commercial cannabis manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) medicinal and adult-use or both markets Foreign Material Testing periods of 90 days extensions tamper-evident tobacco products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving child-resistant packaging testing of cannabis goods 2020 fines destruction of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest property for the commercial cannabis activity edible products licensed cannabis distributors exception for testing laboratories secured area licensed cannabis cultivators Identifying information Business Information Terpenoids Testing Transport vehicles alarm system Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing unique ID/batch number licensing cannabis retailers managing member payable to the state of California cannabis waste hang tag or a peel-back label no infusion of nicotine surety bond Heavy Metals Testing pre-made or purchased 2020 issues volatile solvent extracts laboratory quality assurance licensing scheme designated structure testing laboratories an officer or 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Manufacturing (non-volatile) Mechanical protocol MCSB 2020 recent news manufacture cannabis products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL child-resistant outer package topicals disclosure of all criminal convictions Personnel Requirements temporary license alcoholic beverages testing methods state cannabis licensing small product packaging the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cultivation comply with all packaging and labeling requirements sanitary workplaces capsules amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package valid waiver transporting cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Seller’s permit number operating premises sales of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods manufacturing practices Ethanol security scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises motor carrier permit cannabis plants transportation of cannabis goods supply chain ownership premises is not within a Government Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Owner highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin at least 99% purity amount of THC content stickers medicinal commercial cannabis activity M-licensees LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-licensees extraction 2020 regulations allergen information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 packaging cannabis training mandated warning statements period of 120 days Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inventory and quality control A-license Licensees persons 21 years of age or older Category II Residual Pesticides Testing secondary packaging procedures for inventory control manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Distributor Transport Only ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation disposal local jurisdiction authorization edibles packaging opaque diagram of the business’s layout secondary package Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction security and cannabis waste disposal Cannabinoids Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit some nutritional facts opaque exit package Vehicle Requirements Butane/Hexane/Propane three cannabis licensing authorities dried flower Category I Residual Pesticides Testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed premises manufacturer's name product guidelines Completed Temporary License Application Form compliance with local jurisdiction California Department of Public Health (CDPH) contaminant free product formulation 2020 revisions cannabis adult-use products convicted of a substantially related crime meat and seafood, and other products Distributor transport Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use markets health claims 2020 important information conditional license local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CO2 and ethanol extractions minimum standards for extraction processes Type S share facility space paper inserted into the packaging Percentage of ownership transportation and security Retailer (nonstorefront) identity of the product adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements disposal and destruction methods hydrocarbon-based solvents regulatory framework CDPH-issued universal symbol separate applications Labor peace agreement supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Financial Interest Extractions using CO2 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) product as a candy prohibited 2020 laws California Department of Public Health Microbusiness list of artificial food colorings Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 problems government warning statement label packaging and labeling retailers Financial information ingredient list Premises diagram sugar Mycotoxins Testing CDTFA seller’s permit Cannabis Manufacturing activity for a period of 120 days Temporary License Application Information THC levels California Public Records Act Form # CDPH-9041 Local Jurisdictions waste management laws Individual Owner 2020 updates inhalable cannabis licensing cannabis microbusinesses access to the area(s) Application Checklist cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Licensee Lookup Tool concentrate CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Water/Food-grade Dry Ice and more.

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


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