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

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

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