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

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

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