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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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding informational panel final form labels not be attractive Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods sugar Live Scans for each owner public Licensee Lookup Tool nonlaboratory quality control member manager tamper-evident managing member ownership premises is not within a Government finished product quality control cannabis market evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises at least 99% purity edible products Retailer (Type 10) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) distributors licensing scheme Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division paper inserted into the packaging A-licensees highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin regulatory framework manufacturers who package for other producers inhalable cannabis government warning statement label shared-use manufacturing facilities Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control MCSB limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Butane/Hexane/Propane manned motor vehicle premises diagram separate applications medicinal and adult-use markets testing methods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Local Issuing Authority 2020 recent news cannabis waste Retailer (nonstorefront) sampling standards transportation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2020 laws 2020 compliance Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Premises Diagram emergency regulations consumption of alcohol or tobacco transport cannabis goods to retailer Local Jurisdictions Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) access to the area(s) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company temporary license manufacturing Local Authorization Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing disposal and destruction methods A-license product formulation protocol Percentage of ownership cannabis cartoons Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 new laws online licensing system 2020 updates persons 21 years of age or older M-licensees three cannabis licensing authorities Cannabinoids Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturer's name CO2 and ethanol extractions Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products public health and safety Business Information chain of custody exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Transport vehicles alarm system Industrial Hemp Advisory Board convicted of a substantially related crime Proposition 65 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Personnel Requirements Premises Information no infusion of nicotine Temporary License Application California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2020 regulations commercial kitchens packaging and labeling requirements adult-use commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures compliance with local jurisdiction license review process Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis distributors Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation of cannabis goods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Cannabis Manufacturing no added caffeine medicinal and adult-use or both markets Terpenoids Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol supplemental label product as a candy prohibited contaminant free Individual Owner cannabis industries secondary package licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 600-foot radius of a school local jurisdiction licensed premises conditional license Labor peace agreement sanitary workplaces list of artificial food colorings microbusinesses contaminants packaging and labeling annual license application must enter certain events 100 mg of THC per package immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery tinctures evidence of rehabilitation Category II Residual Pesticides Testing secured area The California Department of Public Health's financial interest holder investment into a commercial cannabis business Physical address local jurisdiction authorization state cannabis licensing Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis manufacturing in California amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package health claims The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) surety bond local jurisdiction’s requirements Financial Interest persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business topicals identity of the product shipping manifest child-resistant outer package Proposed Section 40133 inventory and quality control Mycotoxins Testing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL procedures for inventory control certified by a California-licensed engineer workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis cultivators 120 days track and trace system packaging health impacts of cannabis LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS testing laboratories operating premises opaque exit package small product packaging Licensee Lookup Tool allergen information infusion cannabis plants Distributor transport amount of THC content equity interest in a commercial cannabis business sanitary and hazard-free environment cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) dried flower potentially-hazardous foods Licensees inventory Business Organizational The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) compliance with regulations 2020 important information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH volatile solvent commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers primary panel requirements THC levels commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents security and cannabis waste disposal Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) commercial cannabis products sales of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises concentrate cannabis event organizer license Moisture Content Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing activities 2020 issues Distributor Transport Only aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Type S share facility space entry into the legal, regulated market child-resistant packaging California Public Records Act valid waiver unique ID/batch number manufacturing cannabis products cannabis cultivation licensing Track and Trace waste disposal Extractions using CO2 Foreign Material Testing laboratory quality assurance Temporary Cannabis Event regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Fingerprints A-license and an M-license 2020 resolutions carbohydrates and fat per serving medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis distributors recordkeeping tobacco products Identifying information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity product guidelines transporting cannabis goods Microbusiness shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2020 problems hang tag or a peel-back label destruction of cannabis goods Temporary event up to 4 days amount of sodium capsules activity for a period of 120 days pre-made or purchased Heavy Metals Testing loop system onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) exit packaging secondary packaging licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers requiring refrigeration good manufacturing practices Vehicle Requirements Financial information definition of owner an officer or director of a cannabis business property for the commercial cannabis activity testing of cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturing practices disposal periods of 90 days extensions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act stickers basic nutritional information testing lab licensed physical location (premises) minimum standards for extraction processes required limits Manufacturing (non-volatile) Premises diagram some nutritional facts M-license vape cartridges ingredient list 2020 revisions waste management laws diagram of the business’s layout extracts Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis adult-use products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products CDPH-9041 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2020 fines Food-grade Butter/Oil mandated warning statements security Bond in the amount of $5,000 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing cannabis microbusinesses designated structure no infusion of alcohol loan provided to a commercial cannabis business written procedures for inventory control the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) highly-concentrated oils or waxes at least 20% ownership interest 2020 proposed changes licensed cannabis manufacturers cannabis training 600 foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises retailers Local Authorization Attachment licensing cannabis retailers alcoholic beverages motor carrier permit supply chain Bond and Insurance Information edibles packaging opaque Completed Temporary License Application Form storage of cannabis goods labeling Transition Period Criminal History remove THC/CBD Temporary License Application Information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis sales and/or consumption Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) operating procedures manufacture cannabis products cultivation Ethanol ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS payable to the state of California extraction disclosure of all criminal convictions transportation and security medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Owner Licensee Information meat and seafood, and other products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Edibles– Products hydrocarbon-based solvents Form # CDPH-9041 Mechanical MCSB’s temporary license application Application Checklist re-sealable conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Arranging for laboratory testing and more.

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

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