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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant outer package regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number operating procedures 2020 compliance CDPH-9041 Transition Period edibles packaging opaque Premises Diagram designated structure conditional license Type S share facility space at least 20% ownership interest cannabis training informational panel packaging and labeling licensed physical location (premises) distributors Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensing cannabis distributors tobacco products Business Information manufacturing labels not be attractive definition of owner waste management laws packaging shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company storage of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control sanitary workplaces Labor peace agreement LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturing cannabis products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity re-sealable primary panel requirements license review process managing member protocol packaging and labeling requirements limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Licensee Lookup Tool three state cannabis-licensing authorities Licensee Information shared-use manufacturing facilities supplemental label manufacturing activities 2020 resolutions destruction of cannabis goods compliance with regulations allergen information payable to the state of California carbohydrates and fat per serving medicinal and adult-use or both markets Temporary License Application Information Premises diagram manufacture cannabis products CDPH-issued universal symbol supply chain product guidelines adult-use commercial cannabis activity vape cartridges Mycotoxins Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS mandated warning statements Personnel Requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery extracts evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises premises diagram 2020 updates list of artificial food colorings cannabis plants final form capsules public Licensee Lookup Tool persons 21 years of age or older loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace manufacturer's name Physical address Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) secondary packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensed cannabis distributors M-licensees no added caffeine persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business loop system state cannabis licensing transporting cannabis goods regulatory framework microbusinesses M-license evidence of rehabilitation Bond in the amount of $5,000 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch conducting quality assurance review convicted of a substantially related 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cannabis business Retailer (Type 10) Cannabis Manufacturing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises identity of the product 2020 recent news good manufacturing practices Butane/Hexane/Propane disclosure of all criminal convictions Live Scans for each owner motor carrier permit temporary license requiring refrigeration scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Mechanical Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing health claims certified by a California-licensed engineer investment into a commercial cannabis business security and cannabis waste disposal extraction recordkeeping diagram of the business’s layout cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale labeling sugar Cultivation less than 10,000 Proposed Section 40133 sales of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products Local Jurisdictions Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manned motor vehicle testing methods Incorporating THC/CBD 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Transport vehicles alarm system medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Fingerprints Edibles– Products 600 foot radius of a school 2020 fines procedures for inventory control local jurisdiction shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sampling standards structure and formation documents consumption of alcohol or tobacco Owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing periods of 90 days extensions Foreign Material Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial kitchens medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity and more.

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

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