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

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

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


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