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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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adult-use (recreational) The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations must enter certain events operating premises ownership premises is not within a Government Bond in the amount of $5,000 Local Authorization Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin no infusion of nicotine 600-foot radius of a school Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Retailer (nonstorefront) cannabis event organizer license CO2 and ethanol extractions Premises Diagram labels not be attractive re-sealable laboratory quality assurance highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2020 updates labeling allergen information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California evidence of rehabilitation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) cannabis industries Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturer's name valid waiver commercial cannabis manufacturing activity A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity health claims primary panel requirements security Retailer (Type 10) tobacco products shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company persons 21 years of age or older inhalable cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL procedures for inventory control Bond and Insurance Information alcoholic beverages amount of THC content Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods M-license 2020 proposed changes some nutritional facts Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division no added caffeine Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Premises diagram Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles tamper-evident product guidelines Premises Information medicinal and adult-use markets commercial kitchens minimum standards for extraction processes Personnel Requirements Seller’s permit number manufacturing Cannabis Manufacturing licensing cannabis retailers testing of 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terreus) Terpenoids Testing Temporary event up to 4 days mandated warning statements evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Jurisdictions Operating Procedures remove THC/CBD Completed Temporary License Application Form three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis sales and/or consumption periods of 90 days extensions commercial cannabis activity THC levels premises diagram inventory and quality control loan provided to a commercial cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more conditional license Water/Food-grade Dry Ice transportation Ethanol dried flower Mechanical final form Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) requiring refrigeration product formulation capsules 2020 important information 2020 problems Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Temporary Cannabis Event limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package vape cartridges Heavy Metals Testing access to the area(s) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 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In addition, Raw material Primary panel Kief Bureau THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Ingredient Department infused butters and oils as concentrates Verification Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Licensee Volatile solvent gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Distribution Canopy Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pest Preventive controls Sanitize DPH-17-010E Adequate Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Indoor Specialty Indoor Premises Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) In-process material Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Specialty Outdoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Indoor cultivation Lot Actual yield Universal symbol Environmental pathogen cannabis concentrates Unique identifier Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quarantine Net weight Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Watts per square foot Request for Live Scan Mixed-light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Quality control personnel Dried flower Personnel cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Holding Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) track and trace system Process Batch Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Quality Flowering Monitor Contact surface Specialty Cottage Indoor UID MCSB 90-day extension periods Edible cannabis product adulteration Infusion Processing aid Immature plant Qualified individual Labeling Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Limited-access area Mixed-light Tier 2 Manufacturer licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Serving Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Nursery Processor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) 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 P – for packaging and labeling only Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Theoretical yield Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Extraction Track and trace system Manufacture Wet weight Type 12 (Microbusiness) Mature plant Commercial cannabis activity Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 10 (Retailer) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Small Indoor infused pre-rolls Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Validation Type 11 (Distributor) THC Applicant Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen M-license Allergen cross-contact Product Identity products similar to traditional food products prohibited Cannabis product Finished product Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) CBD Microorganisms CBD from industrial hemp Harvest Batch Pathogen Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Cultivation site Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Adulterated Specialty Cottage Outdoor Hazard Component Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Pre-roll Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Quality control operation Type N – for infusions Adult-use Market Cultivation Topical cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement Medium Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Informational panel Small Outdoor and more.

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