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

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


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