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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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feet) Labor peace agreement adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) supply chain cannabis cartoons Water/Food-grade Dry Ice persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 120 days track and trace system list of artificial food colorings Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram licensed cannabis manufacturers testing laboratories Mycotoxins Testing MCSB allergen information vape cartridges public health and safety sanitary workplaces Transition Period Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 A-licensees identity of the product licensing cannabis retailers volatile solvent opaque exit package secured area stickers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act informational panel diagram of the business’s layout delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods child-resistant outer package Proposition 65 Temporary Cannabis Event no infusion of nicotine Licensees Business 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packaging and labeling requirements Temporary event up to 4 days loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Microbusiness health claims motor carrier permit aggregate interest of 20% or more commercial cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis finished product Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Extractions using CO2 CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal and destruction methods chain of custody extracts Financial information Local Authorization Attachment Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2021 recent news shipping manifest Category II Residual Pesticides Testing transporting cannabis goods scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2021 fines ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation testing lab at least 99% purity required limits limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Business Organizational licensing cannabis distributors Completed Temporary License Application Form hang tag or a peel-back label basic nutritional 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extraction Carbon Dioxide (CO2) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) transport cannabis goods to retailer Terpenoids Testing exit packaging packaging and labeling licensed cannabis distributors the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) transportation of cannabis goods manufacturing activities transportation operating premises procedures for inventory control Percentage of ownership 2021 updates security and cannabis waste disposal CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Seller’s permit number definition of owner California Public Records Act 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market unique ID/batch number manufacturing Foreign Material Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls sales of cannabis goods licensed cannabis cultivators hydrocarbon-based solvents 2021 issues cannabis waste Proposed Section 40133 Personnel Requirements surety bond persons 21 years of age or older Distributor Transport Only local jurisdiction valid waiver 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In addition, Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Adult-use Market Applicant Dried flower Quality control operation Pathogen package flower or pre-rolls Environmental pathogen Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Kief Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Topical cannabis product Nursery Qualified individual Adulterated Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Department Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Product Identity Bureau Microorganisms Processing DPH-17-010E M-license Pest Cannabis product Batch Distribution Cultivation site Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) track and trace system Allergen cross-contact Mature plant Verification Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) infused pre-rolls THC Outdoor cultivation In-process material Universal symbol Flowering Validation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Theoretical yield Serving alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type N – for infusions Processor Medium Outdoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints CBD from industrial hemp MCSB 90-day extension periods gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Nonmanufactured cannabis product Cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 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) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quarantine Personnel Commercial cannabis activity Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Adequate Request for Live Scan Extraction Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Component Specialty Cottage Indoor UID Labeling Preventive controls Wet weight Infusion Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Contact surface Specialty Indoor Mixed-light Tier 1 Quality control personnel Monitor Manufacturer licensee Nonvolatile solvent Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen Holding Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Licensee Type 10 (Retailer) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Immature plant list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light Tier 2 Harvest Batch Process Volatile solvent infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) cannabis concentrates Premises Type 11 (Distributor) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Hazard Track and trace system Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Limited-access area Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Outdoor Lot Pre-roll Small Indoor Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Canopy Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Proposition 65 warning statement Raw material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light cultivation Package products similar to traditional food products prohibited Processing aid Net weight Quality Actual yield Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Watts per square foot Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Sanitize Ingredient Finished product Manufacture CBD adulteration Primary panel Informational panel Unique identifier Medium Indoor and more.


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