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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

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2021 proposed changes Distributor transport opaque exit package 2021 problems licensed cannabis cultivators vape cartridges transporting cannabis goods track and trace system regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California quality control A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) adult-use commercial cannabis activity labels not be attractive product formulation Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2021 updates Owner cannabis plants Criminal History small product packaging exception for testing laboratories Premises Information temporary license medicinal and adult-use markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco Transport vehicles alarm system Local Issuing Authority Temporary event up to 4 days MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transport cannabis goods to retailer evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin transportation and security surety bond Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Form # CDPH-9041 Licensees Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing distributors concentrate at least 20% ownership interest licensing cannabis distributors final form remove THC/CBD health impacts of cannabis 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Butane/Hexane/Propane Business Organizational regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis security and cannabis waste disposal Local Authorization Moisture Content Testing Licensee Lookup Tool Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis cultivation licensing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving exit packaging identity of the product loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Local Authorization Attachment infusion sugar 2021 important information potentially-hazardous foods laboratory quality assurance storage of cannabis goods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods annual license application alcoholic beverages CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL informational panel M-license basic nutritional information required limits Temporary License Application ingredient list compliance with local jurisdiction ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Retailer (nonstorefront) 2021 revisions Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MCSB’s temporary license application minimum standards for extraction processes must enter certain events some nutritional facts Personnel Requirements pre-made or purchased product as a candy prohibited Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Application Checklist Identifying information Manufacturing (non-volatile) manned motor vehicle Seller’s permit number cannabis sales and/or consumption licensed physical location (premises) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board evidence of rehabilitation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes destruction of cannabis goods Transition Period Water/Food-grade Dry Ice compliance with regulations 2021 compliance activity for a period of 120 days Licensee Information recordkeeping sanitary workplaces Extractions using CO2 public Licensee Lookup Tool investment into a commercial cannabis business persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business health claims BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL inventory entry into the legal, regulated market topicals extraction sales of cannabis goods disposal allergen information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) designated structure Premises diagram Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates manufacturing practices immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery ownership 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microbusinesses Individual Owner member manager Cannabis Manufacturing Proposed Section 40133 certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) operating procedures 2021 issues no added caffeine meat and seafood, and other products secondary packaging definition of owner inventory and quality control product guidelines Bond and Insurance Information A-license Microbusiness protocol manufacturing cannabis products 2021 resolutions motor carrier permit cannabis industries structure and formation documents CDPH-9041 tinctures government warning statement label mandated warning statements at least 99% purity premises diagram Financial information license review process onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licensed cannabis manufacturers stickers 2021 new laws commercial kitchens nonlaboratory quality control no infusion of nicotine Premises Diagram Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch waste management laws financial interest holder unique ID/batch number shipping manifest amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package packaging CDTFA seller’s permit amount of sodium Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2021 recent news dried flower diagram of the business’s layout 100 mg of THC per package testing of cannabis goods A-licensees scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises inhalable cannabis hydrocarbon-based solvents testing lab Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manufacturer's name period of 120 days ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) online licensing system manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 120 days licensing cannabis retailers 2021 fines waste disposal public health and safety Proposition 65 Local Jurisdictions conditional license commercial 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manufacturing Live Scans for each owner emergency regulations packaging and labeling regulatory framework periods of 90 days extensions supply chain Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations MCSB cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Bond in the amount of $5,000 A-license and an M-license payable to the state of California Category I Residual Pesticides Testing child-resistant outer package M-licensees tobacco products Mycotoxins Testing cultivation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis activity Percentage of ownership Cannabinoids Testing California Department of Public Health chain of custody extracts Retailer (Type 10) Distributor Transport Only Fingerprints Labor peace agreement three cannabis licensing authorities and more.

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

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