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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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extraction shared-use manufacturing facilities evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises no infusion of alcohol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods tamper-evident carbohydrates and fat per serving Individual Owner remove THC/CBD 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market A-license and an M-license Retailer (Type 10) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Personnel Requirements hydrocarbon-based solvents Seller’s permit number purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Licensee Lookup Tool pre-made or purchased property for the commercial cannabis activity nonlaboratory quality control list of artificial food colorings manufacturers who package for other producers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis cultivators CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing capsules infusion the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Homogeneity Testing of 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for sale manufacturing activities medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulatory framework transportation motor carrier permit licensing cannabis distributors disclosure of all criminal convictions equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Cannabis Manufacturing Mechanical A-licensees separate applications shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company emergency regulations license review process Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram state cannabis licensing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Temporary Cannabis Event Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only Form # CDPH-9041 Transition Period track and trace system 2024 updates edibles packaging opaque 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activity for a period of 120 days Licensees re-sealable certified by a California-licensed engineer contaminant free transportation and security Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) identity of the product 120 days Butane/Hexane/Propane Distributor transport cannabis industries finished product aggregate interest of 20% or more inventory and quality control commercial cannabis products period of 120 days periods of 90 days extensions sanitary and hazard-free environment dried flower licensing scheme Criminal History commercial cannabis activity ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Financial information Food-grade Butter/Oil ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority no infusion of nicotine 2024 regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2024 resolutions Local Authorization Attachment labeling scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Moisture Content Testing Microbusiness cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2024 revisions Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL primary panel requirements loop system Business Information medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond and Insurance Information California Department of Public Health ownership premises is not within a Government Proposition 65 investment into a commercial cannabis business sales of cannabis goods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) contaminants Arranging for laboratory testing shipping manifest written procedures for inventory control requiring refrigeration Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) testing laboratories Temporary event up to 4 days amount of sodium exception for testing laboratories child-resistant outer package Owner 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In addition, Flowering Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Mixed-light cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Validation Primary panel infused pre-rolls THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Sanitize MCSB 90-day extension periods Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 M-license THC Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Distribution Type N – for infusions Extraction In-process material Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Serving Package Component Track and trace system Medium Outdoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Watts per square foot products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mixed-light Tier 1 Pest Premises Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) UID Track-and-trace systems Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Edible cannabis product Lot Raw material Monitor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Department Licensee Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Bureau cannabis concentrates Manufacturer licensee Manufacture Allergen Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 track and trace system Process Small Outdoor 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) Microorganisms Medium Indoor Quarantine Processor Specialty Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Request for Live Scan Labeling Type 11 (Distributor) Personnel Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Canopy CBD Cultivation site Informational panel Batch Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Contact surface Universal symbol Adulterated Nonvolatile solvent Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Holding Nursery Kief list of cannabis manufacturers Quality Nonmanufactured cannabis product Environmental pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial cannabis activity Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) DPH-17-010E Product Identity Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Volatile solvent Proposition 65 warning statement Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Limited-access area Specialty Indoor Ingredient Pre-roll Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid Hazard Small Indoor adulteration package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant Outdoor cultivation Adequate Adult-use Market infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Qualified individual Dried flower Topical cannabis product Theoretical yield Quality control personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Applicant CBD from industrial hemp Harvest Batch Actual yield Infusion Quality control operation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Immature plant Net weight Indoor cultivation Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Preventive controls Pathogen Cultivation Wet weight Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Finished product Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Verification Allergen cross-contact Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA and more.


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