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

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

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