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



Resources:
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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Branch A-license and an M-license manufacturing practices cannabis cultivation licensing volatile solvent health claims the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) packaging and labeling aggregate interest of 20% or more Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) must enter certain events product guidelines Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) product formulation 2024 compliance Local Authorization Attachment contaminants adult-use commercial cannabis activity onsite consumption of cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conducting quality assurance review 2024 proposed changes Personnel Requirements exit packaging CDTFA seller’s permit infusion California Department of Public Health operating procedures allergen information emergency regulations disclosure of all criminal convictions cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale vape cartridges property for the commercial cannabis activity CDPH-9041 commercial kitchens microbusinesses financial interest holder Transition Period limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package requiring refrigeration persons 21 years of age or older primary panel requirements at least 99% purity 2024 important information Temporary License Application 2024 resolutions Business Information no added caffeine managing member Butane/Hexane/Propane Financial information amount of sodium tinctures Local Authorization Licensee Information annual license application local jurisdiction California Public Records Act Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) public health and safety Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) paper inserted into the packaging ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 license review process Owner cannabis event organizer license alcoholic beverages Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act storage of cannabis goods commercial cannabis 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CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transport cannabis goods to retailer licensing cannabis distributors topicals Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Type S share facility space laboratory quality assurance 100 mg of THC per package Seller’s permit number Bond in the amount of $5,000 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cannabis adult-use products cannabis industries cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) health impacts of cannabis Completed Temporary License Application Form Transport vehicles alarm system manufacture cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products opaque exit package premises diagram Identifying information Premises Diagram Food-grade Butter/Oil commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) sales of cannabis goods testing methods licensing scheme THC levels 2024 revisions Category II Residual Pesticides Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls three cannabis licensing authorities contaminant free medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner carbohydrates and fat per serving government warning statement label Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 recordkeeping stickers Cannabinoids Testing ownership premises is not within a Government regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Arranging for laboratory testing valid waiver persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations separate applications Premises Information supply chain limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving secondary package member manager disposal CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing investment into a commercial cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school Criminal History 2024 laws labeling Bond and Insurance Information waste management laws Heavy Metals Testing transportation and security A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity mandated warning statements chain of custody manufacturing activities sampling standards capsules 2024 regulations CO2 and ethanol extractions re-sealable Terpenoids Testing licensing cannabis retailers destruction of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods definition of owner loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace designated structure an officer or director of a cannabis business Ethanol activity for a period of 120 days amount of THC content manufacturing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Moisture Content Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets Edibles– Products diagram of the business’s layout Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2024 new laws Application Checklist Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles entry into the legal, regulated market operating premises California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Temporary License Application Information secondary packaging child-resistant outer package LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Retailer (Type 10) certified by a California-licensed engineer unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction authorization no infusion of alcohol amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Percentage of ownership compliance with regulations hang tag or a peel-back label shared-use manufacturing facilities licensed physical location (premises) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation final form distributors required limits regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis plants remove THC/CBD shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit motor carrier 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regulatory framework shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Business Organizational commercial cannabis products M-license Form # CDPH-9041 2024 fines 600 foot radius of a school loop system 2024 updates 120 days some nutritional facts at least 20% ownership interest manufacturers who package for other producers licensing cannabis microbusinesses public Licensee Lookup Tool MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis activity edible products inventory and quality control conditional license protocol cannabis waste cannabis market good manufacturing practices 2024 recent news tamper-evident Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products meat and seafood, and other products Proposition 65 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2024 issues Labor peace agreement cultivation licensed cannabis manufacturers immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery security medicinal commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements Fingerprints Financial Interest cannabis cartoons list of artificial food colorings Individual Owner MCSB Temporary event up to 4 days Proposed Section 40133 packaging and labeling requirements inhalable cannabis tobacco products cannabis sales and/or consumption product as a candy prohibited Retailer (nonstorefront) licensed premises period of 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol A-license commercial cannabis manufacturing in California extraction commercial cannabis manufacturing licensed cannabis cultivators disposal and destruction methods dried flower labels not be attractive Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensed cannabis distributors minimum standards for extraction processes and more.

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


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