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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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accreditation Proposition 65 CDPH-issued universal symbol microbusinesses Financial Interest no added caffeine packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis sales and/or consumption MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH operating premises extracts diagram of the business’s layout LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supplemental label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing cannabis distributors 2024 problems cannabis plants annual license application periods of 90 days extensions secondary packaging stickers mandated warning statements supply chain Licensee Information financial interest holder adult-use commercial cannabis activity requiring refrigeration The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods testing methods Financial information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis product formulation exception for testing laboratories Licensees amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial cannabis manufacturing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Vehicle Requirements list of artificial food colorings shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company opaque exit package evidence of rehabilitation disposal inventory and quality control licensing cannabis retailers testing laboratories packaging and labeling requirements 100 mg of THC per package CO2 and ethanol extractions capsules Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division MCSB transport cannabis goods to retailer transportation primary panel requirements 2024 laws cannabis cartoons secured area manufacturing activities must enter certain events three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling final form manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) transportation of cannabis goods Temporary 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Butane/Hexane/Propane highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin sanitary workplaces basic nutritional information licensing scheme Labor peace agreement sugar tamper-evident ownership premises is not within a Government Mechanical Temporary Cannabis Event definition of owner cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) highly-concentrated oils or waxes infusion distributors cannabis training Carbon Dioxide (CO2) no infusion of nicotine compliance with regulations edibles packaging opaque member manager Moisture Content Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Live Scans for each owner medicinal and adult-use or both markets product guidelines cannabis cultivation licensing contaminant free three state cannabis-licensing authorities persons 21 years of age or older testing of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products carbohydrates and fat per serving health impacts of cannabis written procedures for inventory control alcoholic beverages equity interest in a commercial cannabis business destruction of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Mycotoxins Testing no infusion of alcohol Individual Owner hydrocarbon-based solvents recordkeeping the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensing cannabis microbusinesses Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) period of 120 days certified by a California-licensed engineer CDTFA seller’s permit workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control at least 99% purity amount of sodium licensed cannabis distributors cannabis event organizer license ingredient list valid waiver Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises public Licensee Lookup Tool vape cartridges designated structure sales of cannabis goods operating procedures labels not be attractive aggregate interest of 20% or more disposal and destruction methods Transport vehicles alarm system Edibles– Products Bond and 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In addition, products similar to traditional food products prohibited Wet weight list of cannabis manufacturers Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Manufacturer licensee M-license Actual yield Harvest Batch Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) infused butters and oils as concentrates THC Bureau Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) infused pre-rolls Topical cannabis product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Pest Environmental pathogen Indoor cultivation Net weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Theoretical yield Canopy package flower or pre-rolls Processing Adequate Proposition 65 warning statement Volatile solvent Quality control personnel Nonvolatile solvent Dried flower Processing aid Quality Universal symbol Allergen Package UID Cultivation site Processor Nursery track and trace system Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Holding Type N – for infusions Department Specialty Outdoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Outdoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Unique identifier Product Identity Track and trace system Immature plant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) cannabis concentrates Ingredient Flowering In-process material Premises DPH-17-010E Applicant Allergen cross-contact Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Medium Outdoor Validation Specialty Indoor Batch Verification Monitor Specialty Cottage Indoor Qualified individual Personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Microorganisms Type 11 (Distributor) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Limited-access area Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Component Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Quarantine Labeling Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Nonmanufactured cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Finished product alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pathogen Specialty Cottage Outdoor Distribution Extraction Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Manufacture Edible cannabis product Commercial cannabis activity Mixed-light cultivation Licensee Contact surface Primary panel Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) CBD from industrial hemp Informational panel Sanitize Raw material Request for Live Scan Type P – for packaging and labeling only Kief 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) adulteration Pre-roll Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Outdoor cultivation Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Lot Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Indoor Infusion Hazard Adulterated Mixed-light Tier 2 Mature plant Adult-use Market Cultivation Watts per square foot Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) CBD Track-and-trace systems Small Indoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Serving Mixed-light Tier 1 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Preventive controls Quality control operation and more.


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