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

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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Authorization Attachment property for the commercial cannabis activity security regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis training basic nutritional information Financial information packaging and labeling Licensee Information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Butane/Hexane/Propane tinctures Temporary License Application Information Business Information remove THC/CBD The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Percentage of ownership manufacturers who package for other producers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) entry into the legal, regulated market Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2019 proposed changes meat and seafood, and other products Local Jurisdictions operating premises Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Distributor transport Temporary License Application Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division periods of 90 days extensions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together testing methods concentrate compliance with regulations member manager potentially-hazardous foods paper inserted into the packaging requiring refrigeration procedures for inventory control designated structure licensed premises THC levels Local Authorization amount of sodium extraction MCSB’s temporary license application licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity track and trace system workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control final form exception for testing laboratories Heavy Metals Testing Individual Owner at least 20% ownership interest payable to the state of California list of artificial food colorings Ethanol Live Scans for each owner CDTFA seller’s permit transportation of cannabis goods Physical address primary panel requirements manufacture cannabis products Labor peace agreement commercial cannabis manufacturing laboratory quality assurance alcoholic beverages Proposition 65 persons 21 years of age or older commercial cannabis activity ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis waste Distributor Transport Only valid waiver cannabis industries packaging and labeling requirements at least 99% purity cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale labeling unique ID/batch number 2019 problems 120 days three cannabis licensing authorities stickers 2019 regulations inventory and quality control product guidelines Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2019 laws Foreign Material Testing 2019 fines extracts Retailer (Type 10) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing local jurisdiction Microbusiness amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis cartoons Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) chain of custody licensed 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retailer contaminant free shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Transition Period supply chain Identifying information loop system hydrocarbon-based solvents 2019 issues Licensees Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles health claims immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery manufacturing cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal Completed Temporary License Application Form local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands minimum standards for extraction processes evidence of rehabilitation health impacts of cannabis limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information Extractions using CO2 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business investment into a commercial cannabis business CDPH-9041 2019 important information licensing scheme onsite 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In addition, products similar to traditional food products prohibited Sanitize Allergen Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Dried flower Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Nursery Adulterated Process adulteration Topical cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Microorganisms Package Bureau Serving Batch Pathogen Unique identifier Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Small Outdoor Licensee Cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Request for Live Scan Watts per square foot Nonvolatile solvent Manufacturer licensee Commercial cannabis activity THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints 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 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Limited-access area Quality control personnel Cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Track and trace system Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Outdoor cultivation Quarantine Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Mixed-light Tier 1 Department Type N – for infusions In-process material Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Cultivation site Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Immature plant Product Identity Canopy Raw material Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Validation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Contact surface package flower or pre-rolls Holding Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) THC Informational panel Specialty Cottage Outdoor Small Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD from industrial hemp Premises Labeling Extraction Component Adequate Preventive controls Universal symbol Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 MCSB 90-day extension periods Primary panel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) infused pre-rolls DPH-17-010E Medium Indoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Pest Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Allergen cross-contact Lot Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Proposition 65 warning statement Indoor cultivation CBD UID Mature plant Flowering Kief infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Distribution list of cannabis manufacturers Manufacture Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 11 (Distributor) Environmental pathogen track and trace system Net weight Volatile solvent Processor Harvest Batch Specialty Indoor Hazard Ingredient M-license Actual yield Track-and-trace systems Personnel Finished product Infusion Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Edible cannabis product Adult-use Market Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Qualified individual Quality Monitor Medium Outdoor Pre-roll Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Applicant Processing Quality control operation Theoretical yield Mixed-light cultivation Processing aid Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 and more.


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