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

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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industries sanitary workplaces evidence of rehabilitation Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transportation of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensing cannabis microbusinesses Local Authorization Attachment cannabis adult-use products mandated warning statements Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Distributor Transport Only requiring refrigeration Vehicle Requirements manufacture cannabis products Completed Temporary License Application Form definition of owner good manufacturing practices tinctures A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Physical address Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) commercial cannabis manufacturers basic nutritional information re-sealable state cannabis licensing structure and formation documents Licensees managing member regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) microbusinesses transportation and security product formulation Ethanol local jurisdiction MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH no infusion of alcohol exception for testing laboratories written procedures for inventory control health impacts of cannabis Premises Information periods of 90 days extensions 2024 regulations surety bond security vape cartridges CDPH-issued universal symbol Premises Diagram labeling premises diagram distributors Personnel Requirements Labor peace agreement opaque exit package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Financial information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch amount of THC content some nutritional facts MCSB’s temporary license application California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 600-foot radius of a school storage of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements security and cannabis waste disposal infusion member manager Food-grade Butter/Oil secondary packaging procedures for inventory control property for the commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2024 important information local jurisdiction authorization disposal and destruction methods The California Department of Public Health's conditional license Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Application Checklist small product packaging Operating Procedures Proposed Section 40133 2024 new laws licensing cannabis distributors onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2024 recent news Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2024 laws Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis distributors ownership premises is not within a Government Mycotoxins Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2024 problems The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manufacturing license review process 100 mg of THC per package destruction of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products edible products sugar 2024 proposed changes licensed cannabis cultivators licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories three cannabis licensing authorities stickers alcoholic beverages Microbusiness CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Transport vehicles alarm system exit packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Licensee Information licensed premises child-resistant packaging potentially-hazardous foods convicted of a substantially related crime product as a candy prohibited loan provided to a commercial cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods online licensing system waste disposal no infusion of nicotine licensing cannabis retailers protocol packaging and labeling manufacturers who package for other producers manufacturer's name Cannabis Manufacturing list of artificial food colorings public Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary Cannabis Event Type S share facility space payable to the state of California equity interest in a commercial cannabis business transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale disclosure of all criminal convictions Business Information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market three state cannabis-licensing authorities remove THC/CBD purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands concentrate M-licensees regulatory framework ingredient list consumption of alcohol or tobacco adult-use commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Foreign Material Testing Fingerprints Distributor transport Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Financial Interest Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufacturing (non-volatile) California Public Records Act loop system entry into the legal, regulated market A-licensees commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL compliance with local jurisdiction cultivation transporting cannabis goods immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Seller’s permit number annual license application THC levels comply with all packaging and labeling requirements supplemental label amount of sodium track and trace system Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis market Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2024 updates Temporary License Application edibles packaging opaque licensing scheme cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) informational panel paper inserted into the packaging CDPH-9041 Individual Owner secondary package cannabis plants M-license Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Business Organizational unique ID/batch number shipping manifest Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act sales of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license medicinal and adult-use markets medicinal commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information Track and Trace waste management laws Category I Residual Pesticides Testing pre-made or purchased Local Issuing Authority evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Terpenoids Testing aggregate interest of 20% or more conducting quality assurance review activity for a period of 120 days shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sampling standards retailers manufacturing cannabis products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emergency regulations valid waiver packaging cannabis waste testing laboratories Identifying information Form # CDPH-9041 transportation workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Extractions using CO2 Mechanical Premises diagram public health and safety contaminants minimum standards for extraction processes Retailer (Type 10) labels not be attractive no added caffeine Cultivation less than 10,000 at least 20% ownership interest period of 120 days CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Bond in the amount of $5,000 child-resistant outer package Local Jurisdictions testing lab temporary license Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 final form Transition Period motor carrier permit inventory local jurisdiction’s requirements 2024 compliance disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions cannabis training shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 hydrocarbon-based solvents testing methods inhalable cannabis designated structure manufacturing practices amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial cannabis products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises topicals inventory and quality control highly-concentrated oils or waxes scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises MCSB regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2024 revisions Percentage of ownership government warning statement label commercial cannabis manufacturing hang tag or a peel-back label operating procedures allergen information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations investment into a commercial cannabis business tamper-evident identity of the product required limits must enter certain events ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS carbohydrates and fat per serving meat and seafood, and other products secured area sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis cultivation licensing contaminant free Moisture Content Testing Live Scans for each owner nonlaboratory quality control compliance with regulations LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary event up to 4 days extraction Owner recordkeeping an officer or director of a cannabis business Heavy Metals Testing Cannabinoids Testing access to the area(s) laboratory quality assurance extracts separate applications Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2024 fines supply chain California Department of Public Health medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing of cannabis goods Criminal History operating premises financial interest holder Edibles– Products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California commercial cannabis activity Proposition 65 primary panel requirements and more.

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


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