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

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


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