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

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

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