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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensed cannabis manufacturers concentrate mandated warning statements disposal and destruction methods exception for testing laboratories product as a candy prohibited waste management laws product guidelines potentially-hazardous foods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Cannabis Manufacturing Microbusiness supply chain Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) MCSB’s temporary license application Industrial Hemp Advisory Board supplemental label ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis plants financial interest holder infusion dried flower medicinal and adult-use markets adult-use commercial cannabis activity CDPH-9041 manufacturing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 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revenue of the licensed premises Extractions using CO2 minimum standards for extraction processes BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 issues Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 packaging stickers medicinal commercial cannabis activity payable to the state of California retailers child-resistant packaging 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sanitary workplaces recordkeeping CDTFA seller’s permit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis event organizer license transportation of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application quality control Business Organizational Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing topicals at least 20% ownership interest distributors Licensee Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial cannabis products Cultivation less than 10,000 unique ID/batch number California Public Records Act Vehicle Requirements aggregate interest of 20% or more labeling Mechanical procedures for inventory control child-resistant outer package Temporary event up to 4 days 100 mg of THC per package comply with all packaging and labeling requirements amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 600-foot radius of a school security Distributor transport basic nutritional information public Licensee Lookup Tool CO2 and ethanol extractions testing laboratories exit packaging testing lab good manufacturing practices shared-use manufacturing facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) labels not be attractive disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing health claims transport cannabis goods to retailer Proposition 65 regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California compliance with regulations required limits licensing cannabis distributors microbusinesses manufacturer's name Local Authorization 2020 fines manufacturing cannabis products Individual Owner contaminant free packaging and labeling Ethanol allergen information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) identity of the product onsite consumption of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque A-licensees capsules Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division informational panel licensing scheme Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Butane/Hexane/Propane M-licensees requiring refrigeration Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act persons 21 years of age or older Arranging for laboratory testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Manufacturing (non-volatile) three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial kitchens remove THC/CBD Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together hydrocarbon-based solvents Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Proposed Section 40133 licensed cannabis cultivators A-license and an M-license separate applications medicinal and adult-use or both markets cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Financial information activity for a period of 120 days Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction transportation persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business storage of cannabis goods Owner written procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods must enter certain events online licensing system state cannabis licensing chain of custody compliance with local jurisdiction inventory and quality control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis training transportation and security Distributor Transport Only finished product licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Application Checklist 2020 revisions licensing cannabis microbusinesses Transport vehicles alarm system period of 120 days CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Track and Trace Cannabinoids Testing operating premises Form # CDPH-9041 disclosure of all criminal convictions Terpenoids Testing testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California contaminants managing member The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Local Issuing Authority periods of 90 days extensions Operating Procedures regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 updates Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises manufacturing activities Edibles– Products and more.

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

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