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

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


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