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

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


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