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

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


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