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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

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paper inserted into the packaging financial interest holder Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Premises Diagram inhalable cannabis cannabis adult-use products security Transition Period definition of owner compliance with local jurisdiction microbusinesses A-license no added caffeine Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 identity of the product Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) amount of sodium Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) re-sealable regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis waste management laws meat and seafood, and other products 2021 resolutions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Live Scans for each owner product formulation temporary license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Bond and Insurance Information minimum standards for extraction processes Heavy Metals Testing 2021 revisions Physical address evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises health impacts of cannabis certified by a California-licensed engineer 2021 regulations persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) conditional license secondary package amount of THC content public health and safety 120 days local jurisdiction authorization health claims activity for a period of 120 days manufacturers who package for other producers Bond in the amount of $5,000 Vehicle Requirements labeling Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing CDPH-9041 operating premises commercial cannabis products transporting cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities volatile solvent concentrate evidence of rehabilitation annual license application product guidelines Track and Trace the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises supply chain onsite consumption of cannabis 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jurisdiction’s requirements packaging and labeling no infusion of alcohol required limits manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) diagram of the business’s layout sugar allergen information edibles packaging opaque Local Authorization Attachment Retailer (nonstorefront) Form # CDPH-9041 Mechanical payable to the state of California M-license nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis manufacturers highly-concentrated oils or waxes CDTFA seller’s permit Cannabinoids Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction Butane/Hexane/Propane 100 mg of THC per package emergency regulations manned motor vehicle Seller’s permit number licensing scheme aggregate interest of 20% or more basic nutritional information licensing cannabis microbusinesses member manager final form California Public Records Act licensing cannabis distributors exception for testing laboratories testing lab scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shipping manifest Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) The California Department of Public Health's alcoholic beverages Retailer (Type 10) adult-use commercial cannabis activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Microbusiness Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 compliance with regulations shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company destruction of cannabis goods tinctures extracts 2021 problems Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis sales and/or consumption Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturing Type S share facility space ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation testing of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government 2021 proposed changes medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Terpenoids Testing licensed cannabis manufacturers Local Jurisdictions 600-foot radius of a school commercial cannabis activity entry 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In addition, Validation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) 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 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Lot Personnel Cultivation Watts per square foot Sanitize Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Actual yield Specialty Cottage Outdoor Small Indoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Wet weight Infusion Department Immature plant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Distribution Cannabis product Edible cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Package Canopy Informational panel Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Quality control personnel Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Net weight Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Adult-use Market Holding Nursery Serving Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock DPH-17-010E Limited-access area Product Identity Hazard Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Processing package flower or pre-rolls Licensee Qualified individual Microorganisms Batch Track and trace system Primary panel track and trace system Specialty Outdoor Type N – for infusions Pathogen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Finished product THC Type P – for packaging and labeling only Manufacture Monitor Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Processor CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 list of cannabis manufacturers alternate use of a manufacturing premises Applicant Adulterated Theoretical yield infused pre-rolls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Small Outdoor Medium Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) MCSB 90-day extension periods Component Harvest Batch In-process material Unique identifier Cultivation site Medium Outdoor Proposition 65 warning statement Contact surface Mixed-light Tier 1 Bureau Ingredient Volatile solvent Specialty Indoor Pest Mixed-light cultivation Request for Live Scan Mature plant cannabis concentrates Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Kief UID adulteration Manufacturer licensee cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Premises infused butters and oils as concentrates Labeling Indoor cultivation Verification Extraction Type 11 (Distributor) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control operation Raw material CBD Processing aid THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Track-and-trace systems Flowering Environmental pathogen Specialty Cottage Indoor Adequate Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) M-license Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Pre-roll Type 10 (Retailer) Quarantine Preventive controls Universal symbol Outdoor cultivation Process products similar to traditional food products prohibited Quality Dried flower Allergen cross-contact Nonmanufactured cannabis product gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) and more.

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