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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 THC levels Transport vehicles alarm system aggregate interest of 20% or more Category II Residual Pesticides Testing health claims cannabis training manufacturing practices list of artificial food colorings MCSB’s temporary license application shared-use manufacturing facilities valid waiver 2021 issues The California Department of Public Health's Licensee Information inhalable cannabis sugar minimum standards for extraction processes informational panel Identifying information secondary packaging carbohydrates and fat per serving annual license application A-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods transportation and security supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products medicinal and adult-use markets medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls temporary license Transition Period tinctures primary panel requirements disposal transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale volatile solvent Industrial Hemp Advisory Board child-resistant packaging Labor peace agreement Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) financial interest holder medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2021 proposed changes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis distributors cannabis market labeling Temporary event up to 4 days 2021 regulations waste management laws supplemental label entry into the legal, regulated market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no infusion of alcohol loop system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity packaging highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin amount of THC content labels not be attractive ownership premises is not within a Government Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) sanitary and hazard-free environment pre-made or purchased Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division period of 120 days 2021 important information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis event organizer license limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package opaque exit package concentrate licensed premises testing lab The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2021 compliance onsite consumption of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing property for the commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane access to the area(s) 2021 new laws licensing scheme Distributor Transport Only 2021 revisions Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturers who package for other producers recordkeeping product formulation cannabis adult-use products Edibles– Products Criminal History licensed cannabis manufacturers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Arranging for laboratory testing Retailer (nonstorefront) 100 mg of THC per package three state cannabis-licensing authorities tobacco products licensing cannabis microbusinesses CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL government warning statement label basic nutritional information Proposed Section 40133 sales of cannabis goods Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laboratory quality assurance Terpenoids Testing secured area Water/Food-grade Dry Ice CO2 and ethanol extractions activity for a period of 120 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 Financial Interest payable to the state of California the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) security and cannabis waste disposal Licensees immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery storage of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing A-licensees cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) exit packaging Live Scans for each owner cannabis cultivation licensing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacture cannabis products edible products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods procedures for inventory control loan provided to a commercial cannabis business MCSB manufacturing cannabis products M-licensees regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) extracts edibles packaging opaque workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Owner dried flower Local Jurisdictions inventory and quality control unique ID/batch number persons 21 years of age or older testing of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Mechanical certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation contaminant free The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) written procedures for inventory control shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles track and trace system surety bond extraction Bond and Insurance Information conducting quality assurance review Food-grade Butter/Oil public Licensee Lookup Tool Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Completed Temporary License Application Form small product packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption Premises diagram testing methods compliance with local jurisdiction allergen information Track and Trace commercial cannabis manufacturers good manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing in California transportation Physical address Heavy Metals Testing no infusion of nicotine MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 commercial cannabis manufacturing 120 days some nutritional facts highly-concentrated oils or waxes convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis plants local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Local Authorization Percentage of ownership amount of sodium alcoholic beverages sanitary workplaces operating procedures disposal and destruction methods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity product as a candy prohibited licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises security scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Type S share facility space CDTFA seller’s permit operating premises Business Organizational Temporary License Application evidence of rehabilitation chain of custody Local Issuing Authority manufacturer's name California Public Records Act Distributor transport Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market local jurisdiction packaging and labeling Form # CDPH-9041 adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness health impacts of cannabis motor carrier permit supply chain regulatory framework transporting cannabis goods structure and formation documents Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2021 updates licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS comply with all packaging and labeling requirements remove THC/CBD product guidelines state cannabis licensing local jurisdiction authorization periods of 90 days extensions at least 20% ownership interest CDPH-issued universal symbol no added caffeine Financial information hang tag or a peel-back label potentially-hazardous foods manufacturing activities Application Checklist equity interest in a commercial cannabis business ingredient list Premises Diagram Cannabis Manufacturing Fingerprints at least 99% purity conditional license retailers Mycotoxins Testing microbusinesses Local Authorization Attachment final form Category I Residual Pesticides Testing exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets contaminants meat and seafood, and other products quality control Premises Information diagram of the business’s layout shipping manifest 2021 fines Temporary License Application Information M-license member manager cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis activity Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products compliance with regulations Temporary Cannabis Event testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing waste disposal an officer or director of a cannabis business investment into a commercial cannabis business Individual Owner limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods inventory 2021 recent news finished product stickers Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis products 2021 laws topicals regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Cannabinoids Testing licensed cannabis cultivators Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch vape cartridges manufacturing identity of the product infusion 600 foot radius of a school 2021 resolutions consumption of alcohol or tobacco Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis industries designated structure license review process Vehicle Requirements destruction of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle licensed cannabis distributors managing member mandated warning statements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial kitchens Manufacturing (non-volatile) A-license and an M-license cultivation packaging and labeling requirements cannabis waste Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 paper inserted into the packaging Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing protocol licensing cannabis retailers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CDPH-9041 Cultivation less than 10,000 Ethanol public health and safety Business Information emergency regulations tamper-evident local jurisdiction’s requirements distributors licensed physical location (premises) hydrocarbon-based solvents disclosure of all criminal convictions persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Proposition 65 child-resistant outer package separate applications California Department of Public Health secondary package three cannabis licensing authorities sampling standards nonlaboratory quality control ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS must enter certain events Personnel Requirements transportation of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 definition of owner 2021 problems re-sealable Operating Procedures required limits Extractions using CO2 Moisture Content Testing capsules Retailer (Type 10) online licensing system premises diagram and more.

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


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