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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

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding temporary license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) public Licensee Lookup Tool testing laboratories Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis market A-licensees mandated warning statements 2021 proposed changes 2021 compliance packaging and labeling Temporary License Application recordkeeping regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis microbusinesses cannabis sales and/or consumption Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package potentially-hazardous foods sampling standards Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Business Information hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturing activities tobacco products surety bond Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 2021 regulations inventory and quality control cannabis cartoons California Department of Public Health local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations transportation 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control inhalable cannabis compliance with regulations Personnel Requirements supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transportation of cannabis goods 2021 laws Criminal History Vehicle Requirements Mechanical three state cannabis-licensing authorities adult-use commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Business Organizational Financial information must enter certain events opaque exit package manned motor vehicle Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market conditional license Transport vehicles alarm system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division basic nutritional information aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis industries paper inserted into the packaging Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Cannabis Manufacturing 2021 problems product formulation medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturers who package for other producers separate applications CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Butane/Hexane/Propane CDTFA seller’s permit infusion local jurisdiction ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2021 revisions Distributor Transport Only tamper-evident licensed physical location (premises) 2021 new laws M-licensees alcoholic beverages exception for testing laboratories amount of THC content Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Percentage of ownership California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Seller’s permit number Live Scans for each owner shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary License Application Information Proposition 65 Bond in the amount of $5,000 operating premises Local Authorization edibles packaging opaque volatile solvent licensing cannabis distributors labels not be attractive an officer or director of a cannabis business no infusion of nicotine supply chain commercial cannabis products shipping manifest Extractions using CO2 Temporary event up to 4 days licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensing cannabis retailers cannabis training contaminant free Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) shared-use manufacturing facilities Individual Owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS some nutritional facts designated structure access to the area(s) Retailer (nonstorefront) concentrate Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements emergency regulations finished product Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) THC levels Local Authorization Attachment Premises Information cannabis plants property for the commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements investment into a commercial cannabis business transporting cannabis goods commercial kitchens MCSB’s temporary license application manufacturing practices annual license application CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers health claims requiring refrigeration cannabis adult-use products government warning statement label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) highly-concentrated oils or waxes at least 20% ownership interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2021 resolutions limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS vape cartridges Licensees structure and formation documents shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company storage of cannabis goods 2021 fines Mycotoxins Testing M-license local jurisdiction authorization Owner security and cannabis waste disposal track and trace system Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) California Public Records Act extracts conducting quality assurance review A-license and an M-license informational panel Track and Trace online licensing system financial interest holder cannabis event organizer license cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Issuing Authority protocol 2021 recent news Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis waste commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Ethanol Temporary Cannabis Event final form list of artificial food colorings good manufacturing practices at least 99% purity capsules 120 days the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Foreign Material Testing valid waiver Completed Temporary License Application Form MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensed cannabis manufacturers Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis activity dried flower medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2021 important information Premises Diagram 2021 issues activity for a period of 120 days manufacturer's name equity interest in a commercial cannabis business remove THC/CBD inventory immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery contaminants loop system CO2 and ethanol extractions Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Transition Period child-resistant packaging three cannabis licensing authorities retailers Local Jurisdictions Financial Interest testing methods child-resistant outer package Arranging for laboratory testing member manager nonlaboratory quality control manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cultivation licensed cannabis distributors 2021 updates Manufacturing (non-volatile) extraction Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) testing of cannabis goods MCSB limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package onsite consumption of cannabis goods period of 120 days Fingerprints regulatory framework highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin waste disposal Premises diagram CDPH-9041 Proposed Section 40133 written procedures for inventory control comply with all packaging and labeling requirements tinctures Physical address procedures for inventory control Cultivation less than 10,000 Terpenoids Testing edible products managing member convicted of a substantially related crime public health and safety transport cannabis goods to retailer carbohydrates and fat per serving Heavy Metals Testing persons 21 years of age or older BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Type S share facility space sugar meat and seafood, and other products hydrocarbon-based solvents Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) allergen information Edibles– Products labeling licensed premises secondary package license review process compliance with local jurisdiction Bond and Insurance Information destruction of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing topicals licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises manufacturing cannabis products pre-made or purchased 100 mg of THC per package commercial cannabis manufacturing activity laboratory quality assurance disclosure of all criminal convictions primary panel requirements payable to the state of California quality control waste management laws disposal and destruction methods consumption of alcohol or tobacco no infusion of alcohol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business re-sealable The California Department of Public Health's Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates chain of custody Distributor transport manufacture cannabis products product guidelines health impacts of cannabis Retailer (Type 10) diagram of the business’s layout medicinal commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 600 foot radius of a school 600-foot radius of a school identity of the product regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California minimum standards for extraction processes Application Checklist medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) secured area stickers Labor peace agreement licensed cannabis cultivators distributors packaging secondary packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises evidence of rehabilitation licensing scheme testing lab Form # CDPH-9041 operating procedures security state cannabis licensing Licensee Lookup Tool definition of owner CDPH-issued universal symbol Food-grade Butter/Oil Licensee Information sanitary workplaces Identifying information A-license supplemental label transportation and security exit packaging Microbusiness sanitary and hazard-free environment Moisture Content Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control product as a candy prohibited Operating Procedures manufacturing small product packaging required limits ownership premises is not within a Government premises diagram Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles amount of sodium sales of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls periods of 90 days extensions A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit cannabis cultivation licensing disposal ingredient list no added caffeine unique ID/batch number and more.

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

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