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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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fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ingredient list loop system packaging disclosure of all criminal convictions Mycotoxins Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements infusion transporting cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing 2020 problems amount of THC content 2020 important information local jurisdiction authorization commercial cannabis activity public health and safety tobacco products Live Scans for each owner onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information online licensing system capsules basic nutritional information Vehicle Requirements Premises Information 120 days 2020 updates A-license and an M-license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CO2 and ethanol extractions highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis plants periods of 90 days extensions Labor peace agreement dried flower commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Completed Temporary License Application Form primary panel requirements licensed physical location (premises) Licensee Information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 100 mg of THC per package secondary package packaging and labeling requirements remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use markets unique ID/batch number Operating Procedures evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises commercial cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 resolutions THC levels Cultivation less than 10,000 Percentage of ownership certified by a California-licensed engineer limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving packaging and labeling tinctures shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company supplemental label requiring refrigeration contaminant free health impacts of cannabis distributors product guidelines manufacture cannabis products manufacturer's name premises diagram Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Terpenoids Testing surety bond Distributor Transport Only definition of owner no infusion of nicotine waste management laws 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market product formulation amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package MCSB Transport vehicles alarm system medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together edible products Premises diagram three cannabis licensing authorities informational panel M-licensees MCSB’s temporary license application track and trace system supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis retailers concentrate testing laboratories Application Checklist 2020 regulations shared-use manufacturing facilities ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Edibles– Products exit packaging licensed cannabis manufacturers labels not be attractive onsite consumption of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises potentially-hazardous foods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensing scheme cannabis waste sanitary workplaces Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Licensee Lookup Tool investment into a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis distributors finished product cultivation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) at least 99% purity health claims Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Proposition 65 storage of cannabis goods waste disposal licensed premises no added caffeine testing of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Licensees conducting quality assurance review Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories activity for a period of 120 days licensing cannabis microbusinesses sanitary and hazard-free environment medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing operating premises M-license California Department of Public Health (CDPH) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Form # CDPH-9041 Local Authorization commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-9041 sales of cannabis goods Criminal History shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit must enter certain events Foreign Material Testing licensing cannabis distributors Category II Residual Pesticides Testing evidence of rehabilitation A-license Fingerprints Local Jurisdictions BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL procedures for inventory control manufacturing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis cultivators disposal local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2020 compliance scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis training Microbusiness immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery manned motor vehicle testing methods CDPH-issued universal symbol 2020 laws sampling standards A-licensees security medicinal and adult-use or both markets government warning statement label cannabis cartoons purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conditional license Mechanical 600-foot radius of a school Physical address 2020 revisions retailers security and cannabis waste disposal Heavy Metals Testing allergen information manufacturing practices secondary packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Retailer (Type 10) 2020 recent news an officer or director of a cannabis business CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing labeling structure and formation documents microbusinesses extraction workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Personnel Requirements small product packaging at least 20% ownership interest Conducting quality assurance review of 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Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities destruction of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school paper inserted into the packaging volatile solvent cannabis event organizer license access to the area(s) Transition Period inventory Proposed Section 40133 child-resistant outer package inhalable cannabis amount of sodium hang tag or a peel-back label Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) nonlaboratory quality control regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California commercial cannabis manufacturing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products persons 21 years of age or older Temporary License Application Information some nutritional facts Ethanol sugar recordkeeping and more.

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


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