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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 final form commercial cannabis manufacturers cultivation Application Checklist re-sealable Distributor Transport Only Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control hang tag or a peel-back label product as a candy prohibited immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MCSB paper inserted into the packaging carbohydrates and fat per serving supply chain medicinal commercial cannabis activity Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles tinctures onsite consumption of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Foreign Material Testing identity of the product 2022 updates Premises diagram waste disposal cannabis market no infusion of nicotine cannabis sales and/or consumption online licensing system testing lab cannabis training commercial cannabis manufacturing vape cartridges inhalable cannabis Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Temporary event up to 4 days annual license application 2022 proposed changes certified by a California-licensed engineer managing member allergen information Local Issuing Authority Terpenoids Testing secondary package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) small product packaging shipping manifest product guidelines Arranging for laboratory testing secured area workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control some nutritional facts disclosure of all criminal convictions 100 mg of THC per package Type S share facility space child-resistant packaging Proposed Section 40133 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) mandated warning statements definition of owner diagram of the business’s layout structure and formation documents manufacturer's name regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing methods M-licensees at least 20% ownership interest Form # CDPH-9041 packaging and labeling conducting quality assurance review member manager Local Authorization Attachment no infusion of alcohol track and trace system Butane/Hexane/Propane evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises California Department of Public Health government warning statement label three state cannabis-licensing authorities inventory and quality control Distributor transport pre-made or purchased supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Business Organizational valid waiver Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Temporary Cannabis Event CDTFA seller’s permit finished product packaging Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements product formulation capsules 2022 new laws operating premises hydrocarbon-based solvents written procedures for inventory control 600-foot radius of a school security extracts Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products Local Jurisdictions The California Department of Public Health's licensed cannabis manufacturers no added caffeine testing of cannabis goods labels not be attractive licensing scheme Transition Period required limits evidence of rehabilitation purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis cultivators highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Food-grade Butter/Oil Premises Information Local Authorization quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California commercial cannabis products shared-use manufacturing facilities Mycotoxins Testing licensed premises cannabis plants chain of custody alcoholic beverages temporary license tamper-evident security and cannabis waste disposal ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2022 problems MCSB’s temporary license application CDPH-9041 licensed cannabis distributors periods of 90 days extensions compliance with local jurisdiction Labor peace agreement microbusinesses transportation and security waste management laws Vehicle Requirements Business Information Retailer (nonstorefront) medicinal and adult-use or both markets MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH protocol 120 days California Public Records Act access to the area(s) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving local jurisdiction’s requirements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2022 revisions procedures for inventory control health claims exception for testing laboratories distributors investment into a commercial cannabis business conditional license transporting cannabis goods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Seller’s permit number equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Individual Owner Financial Interest informational panel financial interest holder local jurisdiction authorization separate applications commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Identifying information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensing cannabis distributors Premises Diagram CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit inventory Microbusiness transportation period of 120 days Fingerprints manufacture cannabis products state cannabis licensing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business manufacturing practices sanitary and hazard-free environment Transport vehicles alarm system recordkeeping manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Moisture Content Testing Temporary License Application Live Scans for each owner must enter certain events Percentage of ownership Heavy Metals Testing disposal and destruction methods manufacturing infusion licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Completed Temporary License Application Form sales of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package compliance with regulations motor carrier permit adult-use commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) property for the commercial cannabis activity ingredient list retailers surety bond potentially-hazardous foods public Licensee Lookup Tool license review process persons 21 years of age or older sampling standards limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package A-licensees exit packaging licensing cannabis microbusinesses Category I Residual Pesticides Testing opaque exit package licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Criminal History consumption of alcohol or tobacco Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) secondary packaging 2022 issues 600 foot radius of a school BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL requiring refrigeration laboratory quality assurance Licensee Lookup Tool loop system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2022 recent news amount of THC content regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California supplemental label Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Cultivation less than 10,000 edibles packaging opaque nonlaboratory quality control 2022 regulations transportation of cannabis goods manufacturing activities A-license entry into the legal, regulated market medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Ethanol Edibles– Products 2022 important information THC levels Bond and Insurance Information health impacts of cannabis local jurisdiction volatile solvent Manufacturing (non-volatile) convicted of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed physical location (premises) list of artificial food colorings Mechanical M-license A-license and an M-license aggregate interest of 20% or more destruction of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions Track and Trace Retailer (Type 10) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) primary panel requirements disposal Personnel Requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Physical address 2022 laws 2022 resolutions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together storage of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) medicinal and adult-use markets edible products topicals Cannabis Manufacturing highly-concentrated oils or waxes three cannabis licensing authorities Operating Procedures cannabis cartoons licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories amount of sodium Licensees contaminants concentrate remove THC/CBD Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2022 fines contaminant free manned motor vehicle The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) premises diagram Extractions using CO2 good manufacturing practices manufacturers who package for other producers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturing cannabis products transport cannabis goods to retailer regulatory framework Proposition 65 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2022 compliance cannabis industries public health and safety designated structure Financial information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial kitchens cannabis cultivation licensing Owner at least 99% purity testing laboratories CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products dried flower Cannabinoids Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis waste tobacco products extraction child-resistant outer package meat and seafood, and other products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) basic nutritional information payable to the state of California stickers labeling unique ID/batch number ownership premises is not within a Government emergency regulations sugar activity for a period of 120 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market operating procedures cannabis event organizer license and more.

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


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