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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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cannabis activity health claims cannabis cartoons finished product small product packaging product formulation operating procedures Seller’s permit number Completed Temporary License Application Form Food-grade Butter/Oil Cannabinoids Testing Temporary Cannabis Event M-licensees convicted of a substantially related crime regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis separate applications CDPH-9041 CDTFA seller’s permit 100 mg of THC per package M-license Retailer (nonstorefront) testing methods persons 21 years of age or older Mechanical The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) secondary packaging cannabis industries onsite consumption of cannabis goods compliance with regulations track and trace system final form re-sealable Physical address compliance with local jurisdiction manufacture cannabis products 2021 proposed changes Licensee Information 120 days state cannabis licensing Local Authorization ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Premises Diagram Retailer (Type 10) paper inserted into the packaging amount of sodium Live Scans for each owner Mycotoxins Testing entry into the legal, regulated market Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles license review process managing member Premises Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2021 revisions cannabis event organizer license child-resistant packaging Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods vape cartridges three cannabis licensing authorities licensed cannabis manufacturers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act conducting quality assurance review security and cannabis waste disposal conditional license access to the area(s) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories meat and seafood, and other products waste management laws Terpenoids Testing Proposed Section 40133 Moisture Content Testing Temporary License Application government warning statement label Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Labor peace agreement Manufacturing (non-volatile) Cultivation less than 10,000 tinctures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2021 regulations Application Checklist Fingerprints identity of the product cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) investment into a commercial cannabis business Edibles– Products evidence of rehabilitation Distributor transport licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package packaging and labeling requirements scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging and labeling workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control California Public Records Act highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2021 resolutions local jurisdiction Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2021 compliance capsules manufacturing activities commercial kitchens written procedures for inventory control cannabis cultivation licensing THC levels Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis sales and/or 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and safety Owner loop system waste disposal payable to the state of California sales of cannabis goods Transition Period microbusinesses no added caffeine unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction’s requirements no infusion of nicotine evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises supply chain Operating Procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit primary panel requirements financial interest holder some nutritional facts testing laboratories allergen information Heavy Metals Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls distributors dried flower comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Information contaminant free cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Temporary event up to 4 days chain of custody infusion Temporary License Application Information Extractions using CO2 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) alcoholic beverages licensing cannabis microbusinesses Distributor Transport Only health impacts of cannabis 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In addition, Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Microorganisms THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Serving Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Licensee Preventive controls Mature plant Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Nursery cannabis concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Bureau 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) Primary panel Adult-use Market Processor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cannabis product Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation site Ingredient Wet weight list of cannabis manufacturers Small Indoor Finished product Validation Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Batch Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) CBD from industrial hemp Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) THC Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock M-license Product Identity Processing adulteration Dried flower products similar to traditional food products prohibited Pre-roll infused butters and oils as concentrates Applicant Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) package flower or pre-rolls Labeling track and trace system Distribution Mixed-light Tier 2 Quality Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type N – for infusions Pathogen Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Manufacturer licensee Quality control operation Department Specialty Outdoor CBD Edible cannabis product Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Outdoor cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Theoretical yield Unique identifier UID Processing aid Adequate Package Specialty Indoor Limited-access area Track-and-trace systems Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Request for Live Scan Flowering Allergen Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Monitor MCSB 90-day extension periods Pest Infusion Allergen cross-contact Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Volatile solvent Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Outdoor Extraction Immature plant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 In-process material Verification infused pre-rolls Type P Packaging & Labeling Only cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Holding alternate use of a manufacturing premises Universal symbol Canopy DPH-17-010E Topical cannabis product Harvest Batch Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Quarantine Medium Indoor Personnel Informational panel Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Raw material Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Kief Actual yield Small Outdoor Process Indoor cultivation Lot Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Track and trace system Contact surface Hazard Nonvolatile solvent Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Proposition 65 warning statement Qualified individual Environmental pathogen Net weight Adulterated Sanitize Commercial cannabis activity Type 10 (Retailer) Cultivation Manufacture Quality control personnel Component Premises Type 11 (Distributor) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Watts per square foot and more.


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