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

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


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