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

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


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