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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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