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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
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) quality control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 MCSB annual license application valid waiver immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2021 issues packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls entry into the legal, regulated market amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package local jurisdiction storage of cannabis goods managing member loan provided to a commercial cannabis business manufacturing practices track and trace system supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2021 proposed changes Butane/Hexane/Propane Category I Residual Pesticides Testing informational panel Labor peace agreement sanitary workplaces evidence of rehabilitation transporting cannabis goods The California Department of Public Health's sugar highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin product as a candy prohibited alcoholic beverages Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Local Jurisdictions licensed physical location (premises) at least 20% ownership interest meat and seafood, and other products packaging and labeling requirements government warning statement label Personnel Requirements Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis market licensing cannabis distributors Transition Period ingredient list evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises secondary packaging Cannabinoids Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) M-licensees testing methods Foreign Material Testing concentrate Premises Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California testing lab Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) requiring refrigeration persons 21 years of age or older Temporary License Application Information motor carrier permit scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises tinctures Licensee Lookup Tool equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Local Authorization Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates contaminant free manufacturers who package for other producers sampling standards manufacturing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California state cannabis licensing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis retailers A-license 2021 compliance Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 California Department of Public Health A-licensees vape cartridges security and cannabis waste disposal 2021 revisions CDTFA seller’s permit packaging Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacturing activities Temporary License Application shipping manifest 2021 important information M-license licensing cannabis microbusinesses ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS emergency regulations Cultivation less than 10,000 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Local Authorization Attachment Manufacturing (non-volatile) Temporary Cannabis Event re-sealable Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing microbusinesses onsite consumption of cannabis goods Financial Interest regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2021 laws hydrocarbon-based solvents testing of cannabis goods Premises Diagram manufacturing cannabis products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Mycotoxins Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 extraction operating procedures operating premises comply with all packaging and labeling requirements product formulation transport cannabis goods to retailer licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch infusion disposal Business Organizational cannabis sales and/or consumption no infusion of nicotine amount of THC content cannabis waste exception for testing laboratories volatile solvent list of artificial food colorings commercial cannabis manufacturing activity capsules 2021 updates Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Retailer (Type 10) 120 days opaque exit package 2021 fines nonlaboratory quality control manufacturer's name secondary package medicinal commercial cannabis activity transportation and security shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis plants inhalable cannabis medicinal and adult-use markets 600 foot radius of a school good manufacturing practices workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale temporary license activity for a period of 120 days Identifying information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) mandated warning statements Arranging for laboratory testing no added caffeine extracts Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles disclosure of all criminal convictions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial kitchens three state cannabis-licensing authorities destruction of cannabis goods retailers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) topicals Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing procedures for inventory control payable to the state of California some nutritional facts Carbon Dioxide (CO2) minimum standards for extraction processes premises diagram periods of 90 days extensions at least 99% purity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) structure and formation documents Application Checklist conditional license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2021 new laws licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Issuing Authority chain of custody an officer or director of a cannabis business The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Form # CDPH-9041 Licensee Information public health and safety shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Owner Distributor Transport Only inventory and quality control tamper-evident medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use or both markets Operating Procedures diagram of the business’s layout Percentage of ownership Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products public Licensee Lookup Tool limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package distributors medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing allergen information 100 mg of THC per package licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction authorization Proposition 65 manufacture cannabis products adult-use commercial cannabis activity convicted of a substantially related crime pre-made or purchased Ethanol health claims edibles packaging opaque Type S share facility space commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together identity of the product persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cannabis cultivation licensing child-resistant packaging packaging and labeling Track and Trace Proposed Section 40133 paper inserted into the packaging final form cannabis training certified by a California-licensed engineer primary panel requirements remove THC/CBD product guidelines Extractions using CO2 tobacco products Financial information Physical address MCSB’s temporary license application designated structure must enter certain events edible products Heavy Metals Testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Microbusiness investment into a commercial cannabis business property for the commercial cannabis activity online licensing system supply chain definition of owner Seller’s permit number Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) amount of sodium basic nutritional information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Distributor transport California Public Records Act member manager Bond and Insurance Information surety bond 2021 problems recordkeeping 2021 regulations Edibles– Products Criminal History protocol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) potentially-hazardous foods Transport vehicles alarm system the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis products CO2 and ethanol extractions written procedures for inventory control hang tag or a peel-back label exit packaging waste management laws Cannabis Manufacturing finished product no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction’s requirements ownership premises is not within a Government loop system regulatory framework security consumption of alcohol or tobacco MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH California Department of Public Health (CDPH) financial interest holder period of 120 days licensed cannabis distributors Moisture Content Testing cultivation waste disposal carbohydrates and fat per serving licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis cartoons conducting quality assurance review Completed Temporary License Application Form 2021 resolutions cannabis industries labels not be attractive aggregate interest of 20% or more CDPH-issued universal symbol separate applications LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS laboratory quality assurance dried flower Licensees sanitary and hazard-free environment manned motor vehicle stickers Individual Owner Mechanical supplemental label Premises diagram child-resistant outer package disposal and destruction methods licensing scheme Vehicle Requirements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensed cannabis cultivators licensed premises labeling THC levels 600-foot radius of a school access to the area(s) unique ID/batch number CDPH-9041 shared-use manufacturing facilities small product packaging Retailer (nonstorefront) testing laboratories Live Scans for each owner Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity contaminants transportation of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) license review process Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division secured area compliance with local jurisdiction transportation highly-concentrated oils or waxes commercial cannabis manufacturers required limits health impacts of cannabis Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Fingerprints Temporary event up to 4 days inventory 2021 recent news compliance with regulations sales of cannabis goods Business Information cannabis adult-use products A-license and an M-license and more.

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


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