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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 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transportation and security Live Scans for each owner 600-foot radius of a school Percentage of ownership pre-made or purchased nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California California Public Records Act manufacturers who package for other producers operating premises vape cartridges limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package contaminants temporary license member manager 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market good manufacturing practices paper inserted into the packaging requiring refrigeration MCSB’s temporary license application financial interest holder 120 days sanitary workplaces Transport vehicles alarm system 2021 issues licensed physical location (premises) alcoholic beverages emergency regulations tinctures Category I Residual Pesticides Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle tamper-evident CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Foreign Material Testing Mechanical transporting cannabis goods Personnel Requirements Temporary License Application Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) highly-concentrated oils or waxes 100 mg of THC per package amount of THC content public Licensee Lookup Tool public health and safety secured area conducting quality assurance review small product packaging Owner ownership premises is not within a Government limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Premises Information capsules infusion transportation of cannabis goods manufacturing cannabis products cultivation surety bond CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabinoids Testing product guidelines onsite consumption of cannabis goods Proposition 65 A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Local Jurisdictions allergen information Bond in the amount of $5,000 shares of 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9) laboratory quality assurance scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories structure and formation documents potentially-hazardous foods CDTFA seller’s permit local jurisdiction labeling convicted of a substantially related crime product as a candy prohibited sales of cannabis goods disposal persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business MCSB medicinal and adult-use or both markets shipping manifest M-licensees 2021 updates Track and Trace premises diagram Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity meat and seafood, and other products remove THC/CBD amount of sodium Fingerprints concentrate Seller’s permit number immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed cannabis distributors transport cannabis goods to retailer Vehicle Requirements cannabis adult-use products investment into a commercial cannabis business valid waiver 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In addition, Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Sanitize cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Ingredient Outdoor cultivation Hazard Processing aid Pest Mature plant Theoretical yield Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Bureau Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 cannabis concentrates Monitor Distribution Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Preventive controls Limited-access area Actual yield Track and trace system Specialty Cottage Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Processor Manufacture Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Indoor Quarantine Quality Processing Wet weight Licensee Department Adult-use Market Package Track-and-trace systems alternate use of a manufacturing premises Quality control personnel Commercial cannabis activity Quality control operation Small Outdoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Request for Live Scan Extraction Topical cannabis product Cultivation Batch Adulterated Lot UID Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) DPH-17-010E Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Raw material Adequate Immature plant 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) infused pre-rolls Allergen Proposition 65 warning statement Nonvolatile solvent In-process material products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Harvest Batch Manufacturer licensee Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Allergen cross-contact Medium Outdoor Watts per square foot infused butters and oils as concentrates CBD Mixed-light Tier 2 THC Personnel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Process Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) M-license Product Identity Specialty Indoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Net weight gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Indoor cultivation Labeling Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Pre-roll Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Environmental pathogen Nursery Flowering Mixed-light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions Cannabis product Validation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cultivation site Verification Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Applicant Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Canopy Premises Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Small Indoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Qualified individual Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Unique identifier package flower or pre-rolls list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light cultivation Finished product Holding Primary panel Type 10 (Retailer) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods CBD from industrial hemp Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Dried flower Microorganisms Informational panel Universal symbol Serving Infusion Type 12 (Microbusiness) Component Specialty Cottage Indoor MCSB 90-day extension periods Volatile solvent Kief Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Contact surface Edible cannabis product Pathogen track and trace system and more.


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