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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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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding manufacturing practices Butane/Hexane/Propane inventory amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving conditional license mandated warning statements Premises diagram activity for a period of 120 days identity of the product scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises product guidelines the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) remove THC/CBD 2020 regulations capsules Terpenoids Testing dried flower Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market opaque exit package at least 20% ownership interest tobacco products surety bond tinctures informational panel track and trace system Water/Food-grade Dry Ice evidence of rehabilitation 2020 recent news BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-9041 product as a candy prohibited regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Licensee Lookup Tool Operating Procedures distributors member manager delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2020 revisions loan provided to a commercial cannabis business packaging testing of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout must enter certain events cannabis cartoons Arranging for laboratory testing local jurisdiction shipping manifest secondary package LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Individual Owner 100 mg of THC per package convicted of a substantially related crime inventory and quality control Fingerprints Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products edibles packaging opaque Transition Period minimum standards for extraction processes contaminant free Temporary License Application conducting quality assurance review sanitary workplaces chain of custody transportation and security payable to the state of California re-sealable storage of cannabis goods 2020 resolutions security annual license application period of 120 days medicinal and adult-use markets Mycotoxins Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Pesticides Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2020 problems Track and Trace disposal Criminal History licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers testing methods operating premises Licensees Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis training Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) structure and formation documents public Licensee Lookup Tool The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH extraction quality control commercial kitchens purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands state cannabis licensing Distributor transport 2020 issues Premises Information local jurisdiction’s requirements waste management laws definition of owner cannabis industries Cultivation less than 10,000 separate applications regulatory framework medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing nonlaboratory quality control licensed premises health claims local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Financial information Proposed Section 40133 A-license Personnel Requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Cannabis Manufacturing manned motor vehicle Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing child-resistant outer package Food-grade Butter/Oil primary panel requirements protocol destruction of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Bond and Insurance Information Labor peace agreement highly-concentrated oils or waxes supplemental label 2020 new laws Licensee Information laboratory quality assurance CDPH-issued universal symbol Retailer (Type 10) Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 proposed changes shared-use manufacturing facilities disclosure of all criminal convictions temporary license testing lab three state cannabis-licensing authorities Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Seller’s permit number Extractions using CO2 600-foot radius of a school at least 99% purity Identifying information commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Premises Diagram government warning statement label final form cannabis adult-use products medicinal commercial cannabis activity M-license Local Authorization Attachment concentrate cannabis plants potentially-hazardous foods paper inserted into the packaging Local Jurisdictions sampling standards A-license and an M-license 2020 laws California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensing cannabis distributors Business Organizational Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturing Local Authorization licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Microbusiness exit packaging adult-use commercial cannabis activity financial interest holder cannabis sales and/or consumption licensing cannabis retailers licensing cannabis microbusinesses product formulation manufacturing cannabis products Retailer (nonstorefront) an officer or director of a cannabis business Financial Interest packaging and labeling requirements cannabis waste Live Scans for each owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS inhalable cannabis comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates transportation of cannabis goods some nutritional facts finished product ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation exception for testing laboratories regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Local Issuing Authority Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Moisture Content Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 2020 important information operating procedures Manufacturing (non-volatile) basic nutritional information secured area commercial cannabis manufacturing recordkeeping no infusion of alcohol certified by a California-licensed engineer Physical address licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories small product packaging transporting cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board California Public Records Act manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) microbusinesses property for the commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis distributors Business Information three cannabis licensing authorities disposal and destruction methods California Department of Public Health vape cartridges highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form motor carrier permit public health and safety Form # CDPH-9041 Transport vehicles alarm system infusion Heavy Metals Testing Cannabinoids Testing allergen information volatile solvent sugar premises diagram no infusion of nicotine good manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use or both markets Mechanical licensed physical location (premises) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California labeling THC levels Vehicle Requirements unique ID/batch number 2020 updates cannabis market commercial cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cultivation Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing contaminants designated structure manufacturers who package for other producers written procedures for inventory control required limits CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing extracts compliance with local jurisdiction Owner testing laboratories emergency regulations Ethanol CO2 and ethanol extractions waste disposal persons 21 years of age or older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises online licensing system persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business list of artificial food colorings 600 foot radius of a school Proposition 65 license review process The California Department of Public Health's Temporary License Application Information transportation aggregate interest of 20% or more security and cannabis waste disposal Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturing activities Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 loop system procedures for inventory control manufacture cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction authorization Percentage of ownership The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 fines entry into the legal, regulated market Edibles– Products alcoholic beverages no added caffeine hang tag or a peel-back label ownership premises is not within a Government Application Checklist Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control edible products compliance with regulations Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2020 compliance CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL sales of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Type S share facility space MCSB child-resistant packaging CDTFA seller’s permit 120 days carbohydrates and fat per serving retailers amount of THC content supply chain topicals periods of 90 days extensions Temporary Cannabis Event Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) consumption of alcohol or tobacco M-licensees meat and seafood, and other products A-licensees amount of sodium valid waiver requiring refrigeration Foreign Material Testing pre-made or purchased manufacturer's name packaging and labeling managing member investment into a commercial cannabis business access to the area(s) ingredient list secondary packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cannabis event organizer license licensing scheme transport cannabis goods to retailer stickers tamper-evident health impacts of cannabis cannabis cultivation licensing labels not be attractive Distributor Transport Only A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity and more.

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


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