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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 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 important information motor carrier permit annual license application CO2 and ethanol extractions Premises Information an officer or director of a cannabis business managing member hang tag or a peel-back label medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing security regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2020 regulations M-license property for the commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Physical address Industrial Hemp Advisory Board highly-concentrated oils or waxes Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 M-licensees no added caffeine separate applications testing laboratories public health and safety destruction of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) microbusinesses labeling unique ID/batch number period of 120 days licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises amount of THC content sales of cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business MCSB’s temporary license application 2020 new laws remove THC/CBD 2020 compliance extracts extraction 2020 problems Mechanical amount of sodium THC levels Type S share facility space Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Transport vehicles alarm system purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands transporting cannabis goods evidence of rehabilitation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cannabis market licensing scheme MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH shipping manifest Ethanol cannabis event organizer license Bond and Insurance Information Seller’s permit number inventory and quality control CDPH-9041 stickers recordkeeping concentrate ingredient list Foreign Material Testing Criminal History The California Department of Public Health's Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Edibles– Products Distributor Transport Only surety bond convicted of a substantially related crime online licensing system Financial information labels not be attractive contaminant free Local Issuing Authority activity for a period of 120 days manufacture cannabis products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control tobacco products Temporary License Application cannabis cultivation licensing Business Organizational small product packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) secondary packaging LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 120 days three state cannabis-licensing authorities Bond in the amount of $5,000 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL testing of cannabis goods commercial kitchens final form diagram of the business’s layout transport cannabis goods to retailer at least 99% purity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 resolutions California Public Records Act chain of custody CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Application Checklist health impacts of cannabis Labor peace agreement waste disposal licensed cannabis distributors required limits child-resistant outer package protocol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division minimum standards for extraction processes member manager Temporary License Application Information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together informational panel testing methods basic nutritional information local jurisdiction’s requirements opaque exit package tamper-evident A-license and an M-license Percentage of ownership A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity conducting quality assurance review cannabis waste finished product allergen information vape cartridges good manufacturing practices immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery compliance with local jurisdiction periods of 90 days extensions alcoholic beverages dried flower onsite consumption of cannabis goods commercial cannabis products edibles packaging opaque entry into the legal, regulated market secured area The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Local Authorization medicinal commercial cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine shared-use manufacturing facilities public Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 revisions limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cultivation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Arranging for laboratory testing temporary license paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing activity transportation and security cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Terpenoids Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2020 fines 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market premises diagram supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products California Department of Public Health CDTFA seller’s permit government warning statement label conditional license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Business Information Heavy Metals Testing cannabis plants cannabis industries the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Cannabis Manufacturing MCSB local jurisdiction infusion Premises diagram security and cannabis waste disposal definition of owner laboratory quality assurance exit packaging Financial Interest adult-use commercial cannabis activity Transition Period health claims Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch requiring refrigeration packaging and labeling onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed premises loan provided to a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin A-licensees Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis activity operating premises loop system comply with all packaging and labeling requirements shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit investment into a commercial cannabis business sanitary workplaces carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturer's name secondary package tinctures Operating Procedures delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacturing hydrocarbon-based solvents meat and seafood, and other products Owner certified by a California-licensed engineer Proposition 65 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers distributors persons 21 years of age or older Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories operating procedures testing lab CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing track and trace system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) nonlaboratory quality control manufacturing activities Fingerprints product formulation sugar compliance with regulations retailers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) commercial cannabis manufacturing product guidelines written procedures for inventory control evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Identifying information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 600 foot radius of a school supplemental label ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2020 issues edible products supply chain cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Food-grade Butter/Oil transportation local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations sanitary and hazard-free environment manufacturing practices three cannabis licensing authorities Butane/Hexane/Propane payable to the state of California manufacturers who package for other producers Distributor transport Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles financial interest holder mandated warning statements Temporary event up to 4 days identity of the product Microbusiness Premises Diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis cartoons Licensee Lookup Tool some nutritional facts equity interest in a commercial cannabis business quality control 2020 updates 100 mg of THC per package capsules limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package product as a candy prohibited 2020 laws Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing volatile solvent topicals inhalable cannabis state cannabis licensing Licensee Information Track and Trace aggregate interest of 20% or more Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Cannabinoids Testing Moisture Content Testing cannabis adult-use products commercial cannabis manufacturers disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use markets Local Authorization Attachment licensed cannabis manufacturers emergency regulations Local Jurisdictions sampling standards manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Retailer (Type 10) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company packaging licensing cannabis distributors designated structure potentially-hazardous foods Live Scans for each owner structure and formation documents local jurisdiction authorization Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 600-foot radius of a school primary panel requirements Proposed Section 40133 Licensees waste management laws Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) at least 20% ownership interest disclosure of all criminal convictions Cultivation less than 10,000 access to the area(s) exception for testing laboratories license review process transportation of cannabis goods inventory Vehicle Requirements licensing cannabis retailers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) A-license Personnel Requirements procedures for inventory control valid waiver manufacturing cannabis products Mycotoxins Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis cultivators packaging and labeling requirements disposal Temporary Cannabis Event ownership premises is not within a Government medicinal and adult-use or both markets list of artificial food colorings Form # CDPH-9041 Retailer (nonstorefront) CDPH-issued universal symbol Individual Owner Completed Temporary License Application Form Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis training 2020 proposed changes child-resistant packaging no infusion of alcohol Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates contaminants Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) re-sealable pre-made or purchased 2020 recent news Extractions using CO2 regulatory framework and more.

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


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