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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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or director of a cannabis business 120 days evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises Diagram Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Percentage of ownership 2024 recent news diagram of the business’s layout Distributor transport property for the commercial cannabis activity Mechanical Financial information child-resistant packaging transportation of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation and security Industrial Hemp Advisory Board waste disposal Local Authorization Edibles– Products distributors infusion shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensed cannabis distributors required limits security Premises Information amount of THC content Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates product as a candy prohibited commercial cannabis manufacturers Form # CDPH-9041 2024 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days alcoholic beverages Type S share facility space Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing pre-made or purchased 2024 issues evidence of rehabilitation cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale emergency regulations Transition Period Criminal History M-licensees persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business convicted of a substantially related crime sanitary workplaces opaque exit package Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations vape cartridges separate applications Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products labeling member manager concentrate limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package unique ID/batch number motor carrier permit Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control onsite consumption of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form loop system access to the area(s) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity mandated 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In addition, Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cultivation site Labeling Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Limited-access area Net weight Primary panel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Bureau CBD from industrial hemp Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 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) Pathogen Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Manufacturer licensee Finished product Mature plant Hazard Preventive controls Edible cannabis product Adequate Serving Track and trace system Adult-use Market Nursery Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) M-license Cultivation Kief Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Pest Distribution Track-and-trace systems Quality Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Specialty Outdoor Dried flower Validation Licensee Unique identifier Actual yield Processor UID Microorganisms Type 11 (Distributor) Allergen cross-contact CBD Specialty Indoor adulteration Infusion Request for Live Scan Small Outdoor Harvest Batch Allergen Quality control operation Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Product Identity Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Monitor MCSB 90-day extension periods package flower or pre-rolls Adulterated Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type N – for infusions Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Mixed-light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Proposition 65 warning statement Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) cannabis concentrates DPH-17-010E Department Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Extraction products similar to traditional food products prohibited Raw material infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Nonmanufactured cannabis product Flowering Personnel Premises Processing aid Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Canopy Medium Outdoor Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Informational panel Commercial cannabis activity list of cannabis manufacturers Universal symbol Manufacture Medium Indoor Cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Mixed-light cultivation Volatile solvent Verification Wet weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 infused pre-rolls alternate use of a manufacturing premises Component Contact surface Outdoor cultivation Theoretical yield track and trace system Ingredient Processing Quarantine cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Small Indoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Applicant Immature plant THC Holding Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Lot Watts per square foot Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pre-roll Batch Specialty Cottage Outdoor In-process material Qualified individual Environmental pathogen Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Sanitize Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Package Indoor cultivation Process THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Topical cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Quality control personnel Type 10 (Retailer) and more.


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