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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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packaging Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 conditional license Financial Interest Retailer (nonstorefront) 2022 fines conducting quality assurance review supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products supplemental label valid waiver Premises Information pre-made or purchased Physical address Microbusiness minimum standards for extraction processes equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Moisture Content Testing Temporary event up to 4 days Transition Period Fingerprints 2022 regulations purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands mandated warning statements Temporary License Application Personnel Requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery shipping manifest dried flower manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) distributors licensing cannabis microbusinesses medicinal and adult-use markets Food-grade Butter/Oil Terpenoids Testing Distributor transport packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 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Procedures (SOPs) 2022 laws public health and safety manufacturers who package for other producers 2022 important information 2022 problems access to the area(s) licensed physical location (premises) payable to the state of California Percentage of ownership must enter certain events licensing scheme Owner final form written procedures for inventory control small product packaging Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 600-foot radius of a school primary panel requirements licensed cannabis cultivators Criminal History three state cannabis-licensing authorities A-licensees transportation of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements track and trace system edible products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use 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period of 120 days Operating Procedures Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing cannabis adult-use products Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Vehicle Requirements The California Department of Public Health's Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sales of cannabis goods no added caffeine manufacturing activities testing methods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business volatile solvent procedures for inventory control A-license 2022 issues manned motor vehicle licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers product as a candy prohibited list of artificial food colorings and more.

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


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