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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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis sales and/or consumption Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing California Public Records Act licensing scheme chain of custody Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands laboratory quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensed premises three cannabis licensing authorities health claims equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Personnel Requirements amount of THC content manufacture cannabis products manufacturer's name aggregate interest of 20% or more shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit opaque exit package secondary packaging Application Checklist CO2 and ethanol extractions highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) three state cannabis-licensing authorities primary panel requirements member manager Mycotoxins Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) small product packaging Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Temporary event up to 4 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) mandated warning statements delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Category II Residual Pesticides Testing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving investment into a commercial cannabis business protocol MCSB’s temporary license application entry into the legal, regulated market labels not be attractive 2020 problems microbusinesses medicinal commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations definition of owner licensed cannabis manufacturers ownership premises is not within a Government volatile solvent public health and safety unique ID/batch number waste management laws child-resistant packaging health impacts of cannabis Type S share facility space emergency regulations transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis cartoons security Manufacturing (non-volatile) adult-use commercial cannabis activity hydrocarbon-based solvents at least 20% ownership interest compliance with regulations informational panel scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises exception for testing laboratories Moisture Content Testing Vehicle Requirements inventory 2020 fines annual license application Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods identity of the product cultivation Proposition 65 2020 resolutions infusion Distributor transport 2020 compliance local jurisdiction’s requirements sanitary workplaces supply chains for medicinal and 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In addition, Allergen Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Hazard Wet weight Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Universal symbol Actual yield Medium Outdoor Small Indoor Indoor cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adulterated Department Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) THC Ingredient Cannabis product Applicant Volatile solvent Pathogen Holding Informational panel UID Labeling Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing aid Type 11 (Distributor) cannabis concentrates Component Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Processor Pest Unique identifier Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Quality control personnel Type P – for packaging and labeling only Track and trace system In-process material Microorganisms Preventive controls Allergen cross-contact Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Bureau Extraction Qualified individual THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Verification Manufacture Raw material Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Nonvolatile solvent DPH-17-010E Mixed-light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) infused pre-rolls Contact surface Theoretical yield Quarantine Nursery Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Adequate Harvest Batch Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 track and trace system CBD Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Immature plant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Net weight Licensee Medium Indoor Cultivation site package flower or pre-rolls Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Indoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Mixed-light Tier 2 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Lot Pre-roll Mature plant Primary panel Monitor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Product Identity Limited-access area Validation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Small Outdoor products similar to traditional food products prohibited Cultivation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Premises Type N – for infusions Type 10 (Retailer) Process Outdoor cultivation Commercial cannabis activity Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Canopy Watts per square foot Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Finished product alternate use of a manufacturing premises Edible cannabis product 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 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) M-license CBD from industrial hemp Sanitize Flowering MCSB 90-day extension periods adulteration Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Batch Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Quality control operation Manufacturer licensee Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Distribution list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Outdoor Dried flower Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 infused butters and oils as concentrates Quality Package Kief Serving Processing Personnel Environmental pathogen Infusion Specialty Cottage Indoor Topical cannabis product Request for Live Scan and more.

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