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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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