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

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


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