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

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


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