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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 Type S share facility space 100 mg of THC per package certified by a California-licensed engineer Bond and Insurance Information 2021 proposed changes managing member 2021 regulations labels not be attractive capsules hang tag or a peel-back label licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL no infusion of nicotine good manufacturing practices 2021 fines separate applications conditional license cannabis waste CDPH-issued universal symbol meat and seafood, and other products pre-made or purchased M-license exit packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more 2021 recent news vape cartridges microbusinesses waste management laws security and cannabis waste disposal convicted of a substantially related crime 2021 revisions 2021 updates licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories small product packaging labeling Transition Period Local Jurisdictions no infusion of alcohol valid waiver transporting cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license tinctures periods of 90 days extensions potentially-hazardous foods persons 21 years of age or older licensed premises secondary package packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturers 2021 compliance Manufacturing (non-volatile) Personnel Requirements Bond in the amount of $5,000 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) sugar transport cannabis goods to retailer financial interest holder Cannabis Manufacturing Microbusiness mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health licensed cannabis manufacturers Local Authorization Attachment Ethanol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving child-resistant outer package ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary event up to 4 days cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensing cannabis microbusinesses distributors temporary license dried flower regulatory framework product guidelines comply with all packaging and labeling requirements packaging and labeling identity of the product cannabis cultivation licensing Butane/Hexane/Propane limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving property for the commercial cannabis activity Application Checklist local jurisdiction authorization 2021 new laws Cannabinoids Testing procedures for inventory control operating procedures Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) child-resistant packaging Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) exception for testing laboratories quality control 2021 issues payable to the state of California laboratory quality assurance amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package basic nutritional information chain of custody shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit amount of THC content manufacturer's name Mycotoxins Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act public Licensee Lookup Tool some nutritional facts stickers LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS track and trace system motor carrier permit A-licensees paper inserted into the packaging contaminants commercial cannabis manufacturing in California finished product emergency regulations evidence of rehabilitation California Public Records Act highly-concentrated oils or waxes waste disposal M-licensees primary panel requirements Edibles– Products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 600 foot radius of a school public health and safety Local Authorization informational panel Criminal History commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory cannabis market Distributor Transport Only product as a candy prohibited onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods product formulation A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cultivation infusion Temporary License Application CO2 and ethanol extractions Foreign Material Testing tamper-evident loop system disclosure of all criminal convictions Moisture Content Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation opaque exit package license review process shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis sales and/or consumption delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods secured area Carbon Dioxide (CO2) adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use or both markets Retailer (nonstorefront) manned motor vehicle Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensed cannabis distributors Owner cannabis adult-use products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Licensee Lookup Tool supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Financial information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products edibles packaging opaque regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis alcoholic beverages A-license and an M-license Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Terpenoids Testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company state cannabis licensing CDTFA seller’s permit Mechanical licensed cannabis cultivators manufacturing activities recordkeeping Operating Procedures Track and Trace remove THC/CBD Category II Residual Pesticides Testing amount of sodium compliance with local jurisdiction inhalable cannabis the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) onsite consumption of cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 sanitary and hazard-free environment Local Issuing Authority transportation must enter certain events manufacturing Labor peace agreement Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Food-grade Butter/Oil Retailer (Type 10) Temporary License Application Information unique ID/batch number supply chain loan provided to a commercial cannabis business final form Transport vehicles alarm system Completed Temporary License Application Form disposal and destruction methods testing laboratories Live Scans for each owner minimum standards for extraction processes secondary packaging Distributor transport commercial cannabis products member manager Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 concentrate 2021 laws scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents extraction at least 20% ownership interest Licensees Premises diagram nonlaboratory quality control written procedures for inventory control consumption of alcohol or tobacco online licensing system requiring refrigeration CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing conducting quality assurance review extracts edible products no added caffeine ownership premises is not within a Government government warning statement label licensing cannabis retailers annual license application licensing cannabis distributors cannabis plants evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises surety bond topicals shipping manifest period of 120 days medicinal and adult-use markets CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) health impacts of cannabis THC levels medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Business Organizational local jurisdiction an officer or director of a cannabis business Business Information required limits packaging and labeling requirements ingredient list licensing scheme testing lab CDPH-9041 testing methods security A-license contaminant free Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) destruction of cannabis goods 120 days medicinal commercial cannabis activity 600-foot radius of a school re-sealable local jurisdiction’s requirements premises diagram Premises Information commercial kitchens Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Vehicle Requirements access to the area(s) Temporary Cannabis Event Arranging for laboratory testing designated structure commercial cannabis activity Heavy Metals Testing Proposed Section 40133 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed physical location (premises) MCSB entry into the legal, regulated market list of artificial food colorings 2021 resolutions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing sampling standards Proposition 65 sales of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products allergen information Individual Owner activity for a period of 120 days inventory and quality control retailers Physical address Premises Diagram at least 99% purity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) disposal limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package compliance with regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities Category I Residual Pesticides Testing operating premises Percentage of ownership licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 manufacturing practices structure and formation documents protocol The California Department of Public Health's transportation and security Water/Food-grade Dry Ice The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis industries regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Seller’s permit number MCSB’s temporary license application Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2021 problems Licensee Information 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In addition, Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Topical cannabis product Adult-use Market Infusion Medium Indoor Applicant Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cultivation Specialty Indoor M-license MCSB 90-day extension periods Processing Cultivation site Sanitize Nursery Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component Outdoor cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Qualified individual Volatile solvent Package Pre-roll Adequate Indoor cultivation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Distribution Type 11 (Distributor) Quality Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Proposition 65 warning statement Small Indoor Quarantine Manufacture Processing aid Premises Quality control personnel Licensee Mixed-light cultivation In-process material Cannabis product Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Dried flower Specialty Outdoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Department Process Pathogen Track-and-trace systems THC Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) UID Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) package flower or pre-rolls Bureau Allergen cross-contact THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 10 (Retailer) Pest Small Outdoor 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) Actual yield Quality control operation Unique identifier Specialty Cottage Indoor Type N – for infusions Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Theoretical yield Mixed-light Tier 2 Immature plant Net weight Canopy Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) adulteration Harvest Batch Microorganisms Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Validation DPH-17-010E Mixed-light Tier 1 Mature plant Medium Outdoor Raw material products similar to traditional food products prohibited CBD from industrial hemp Product Identity Batch cannabis concentrates Personnel Extraction Adulterated Commercial cannabis activity infused pre-rolls Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Preventive controls CBD track and trace system Serving Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Hazard Manufacturer licensee Flowering Watts per square foot list of cannabis manufacturers Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Universal symbol Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Contact surface Edible cannabis product Limited-access area Track and trace system Request for Live Scan alternate use of a manufacturing premises Kief Lot cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Primary panel Finished product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Holding Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Allergen Informational panel Labeling Nonvolatile solvent infused butters and oils as concentrates Monitor Wet weight Ingredient Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) and more.


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