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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 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2022 regulations disposal and destruction methods inventory and quality control Manufacturing (non-volatile) government warning statement label Local Authorization Attachment local jurisdiction’s requirements transportation of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane MCSB structure and formation documents delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products nonlaboratory quality control temporary license licensed cannabis distributors 600-foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) edible products topicals testing of cannabis goods manufacturing cannabis products Type S share facility space storage of cannabis goods M-licensees child-resistant packaging The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) diagram of the business’s layout secured area conducting quality assurance review exception for testing laboratories potentially-hazardous foods financial interest holder must enter certain events written procedures for inventory control microbusinesses sugar separate applications infusion licensing scheme Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 100 mg of THC per package some nutritional facts Distributor transport volatile solvent Temporary Cannabis Event managing member ingredient list Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form annual license application product as a candy prohibited inventory immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2022 laws The California Department of Public Health's child-resistant outer package 600 foot radius of a school Transport vehicles alarm system packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls valid waiver secondary package THC levels loan provided to a commercial cannabis business good manufacturing practices CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Criminal History at least 99% purity informational panel Premises Information persons 21 years of age or older 2022 fines A-license product formulation BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL requiring refrigeration Business Information Form # CDPH-9041 regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Bond and Insurance Information cannabis event organizer license California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Foreign Material Testing Live Scans for each owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation concentrate 2022 compliance testing methods licensed cannabis cultivators required limits testing laboratories CDTFA seller’s permit Licensees carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturer's name extracts medicinal and adult-use markets no added caffeine Edibles– Products Moisture Content Testing licensing cannabis retailers activity for a period of 120 days finished product medicinal and adult-use or both markets operating procedures California Department of Public Health manufacture cannabis products MCSB’s temporary license application medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity disposal sales of cannabis goods Temporary License Application security health claims procedures for inventory control 2022 revisions Physical address licensing cannabis distributors Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch three cannabis licensing authorities labels not be attractive capsules state cannabis licensing an officer or director of a cannabis business MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit periods of 90 days extensions final form tinctures period of 120 days shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) inhalable cannabis remove THC/CBD persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business edibles packaging opaque Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2022 updates entry into the legal, regulated market compliance with local jurisdiction cannabis market Microbusiness Premises Diagram quality control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) track and trace system meat and seafood, and other products vape cartridges Cannabinoids Testing Temporary License Application Information Financial information Local Authorization laboratory quality assurance recordkeeping California Public Records Act hydrocarbon-based solvents conditional license re-sealable waste disposal testing lab health impacts of cannabis Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division shared-use manufacturing facilities medicinal commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transportation and security amount of sodium unique ID/batch number 2022 issues Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis sales and/or consumption packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational commercial kitchens dried flower Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control alcoholic beverages chain of custody limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package local jurisdiction payable to the state of California convicted of a substantially related crime Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories designated structure Transition Period mandated warning statements protocol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods extraction contaminants certified by a California-licensed engineer manned motor vehicle local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Percentage of ownership amount of THC content Mechanical scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises waste management laws Cultivation less than 10,000 Individual Owner online licensing system primary panel requirements cultivation packaging manufacturers who package for other producers hang tag or a peel-back label Bond in the amount of $5,000 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises sanitary workplaces operating premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2022 problems Vehicle Requirements manufacturing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Arranging for laboratory testing CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Issuing Authority licensed cannabis manufacturers emergency regulations highly-concentrated oils or waxes Proposed Section 40133 M-license onsite consumption of cannabis goods tobacco products Personnel Requirements no infusion of nicotine identity of the product packaging and labeling workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control no infusion of alcohol evidence of rehabilitation local jurisdiction authorization cannabis cultivation licensing supplemental label license review process Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Labor peace agreement Seller’s permit number Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 120 days A-license and an M-license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Terpenoids Testing Proposition 65 destruction of cannabis goods Fingerprints Retailer (nonstorefront) Track and Trace Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements stickers motor carrier permit paper inserted into the packaging Mycotoxins Testing 2022 proposed changes cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Food-grade Butter/Oil Cannabis Manufacturing allergen information cannabis training Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ownership premises is not within a Government commercial cannabis manufacturing regulatory framework security and cannabis waste disposal Category I Residual Pesticides Testing secondary packaging transportation amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package supply chain Licensee Information CDPH-9041 sanitary and hazard-free environment licensing cannabis microbusinesses surety bond basic nutritional information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice product guidelines Identifying information small product packaging cannabis plants Retailer (Type 10) 2022 new laws Application Checklist Heavy Metals Testing A-licensees 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensed physical location (premises) manufacturing activities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises diagram opaque exit package distributors commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) three state cannabis-licensing authorities labeling list of artificial food colorings cannabis industries cannabis cartoons Extractions using CO2 2022 resolutions transport cannabis goods to retailer Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis manufacturing activity adult-use commercial cannabis activity transporting cannabis goods retailers Owner commercial cannabis products cannabis waste Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles minimum standards for extraction processes access to the area(s) compliance with regulations exit packaging public Licensee Lookup Tool Ethanol A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity at least 20% ownership interest 2022 recent news cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale premises diagram Local Jurisdictions Distributor Transport Only aggregate interest of 20% or more LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS definition of owner shipping manifest CDPH-issued universal symbol contaminant free investment into a commercial cannabis business 2022 important information tamper-evident Operating Procedures loop system public health and safety cannabis adult-use products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) member manager pre-made or purchased The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensed premises licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices Financial Interest Industrial Hemp Advisory Board disclosure of all criminal convictions sampling standards consumption of alcohol or tobacco Licensee Lookup Tool Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 and more.

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


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