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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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of THC per package for the medicinal-use market comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis training pre-made or purchased payable to the state of California licensed cannabis distributors evidence of rehabilitation valid waiver the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) packaging and labeling requirements A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity inhalable cannabis Percentage of ownership infusion 2019 problems opaque exit package definition of owner CDPH-9041 Form # CDPH-9041 property for the commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving amount of sodium local jurisdiction authorization 2019 issues Retailer (nonstorefront) no infusion of nicotine manufacturing cannabis products testing of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation conditional license cannabis plants quality control packaging and labeling medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary Cannabis Event investment into a 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Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2019 compliance managing member commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL product formulation contaminants licensed cannabis manufacturers public health and safety Proposed Section 40133 licensed premises security hang tag or a peel-back label microbusinesses Moisture Content Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 sales of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment Manufacturing (non-volatile) three cannabis licensing authorities Business Information CDTFA seller’s permit small product packaging limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package THC levels recordkeeping waste disposal California Department of Public Health Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Criminal History at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis products Heavy Metals Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit periods of 90 days extensions MCSB CDPH-issued universal symbol Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods secondary package Temporary License Application Information no infusion of alcohol ingredient list Licensees license review process 2019 fines Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Cultivation less than 10,000 Distributor Transport Only Industrial Hemp Advisory Board required limits delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form conducting quality assurance review labeling Track and Trace tobacco products stickers cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use markets Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Labor peace agreement health impacts of cannabis regulatory framework persons 21 years of age or older primary panel requirements nonlaboratory quality control inventory cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) remove THC/CBD manufacturer's name Local Issuing Authority commercial cannabis activity Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Financial information 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In addition, alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Nursery Qualified individual Pathogen Quality control operation Adequate Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adulterated Manufacture Immature plant Limited-access area Track-and-trace systems CBD Holding Department Hazard Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Verification Request for Live Scan Kief Cannabis product Pre-roll Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Batch Finished product Processing aid Wet weight Raw material Extraction Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Volatile solvent Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Premises Commercial cannabis activity Adult-use Market Contact surface Harvest Batch Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Theoretical yield Informational panel Actual yield Specialty Cottage Outdoor Product Identity MCSB 90-day extension periods Allergen cross-contact Net weight CBD from industrial hemp Processor Quality cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Outdoor cultivation Infusion adulteration track and trace system Applicant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Sanitize Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Edible cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Ingredient Licensee Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Allergen Primary panel Indoor cultivation Personnel package flower or pre-rolls DPH-17-010E Universal symbol Small Outdoor Specialty Indoor Small Indoor Cultivation Unique identifier Watts per square foot Manufacturer licensee Quarantine Topical cannabis product Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) infused pre-rolls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Component Pest THC Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Dried flower Bureau Preventive controls Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) In-process material 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) Serving Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 11 (Distributor) Distribution Quality control personnel Processing Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type N – for infusions M-license Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Proposition 65 warning statement Lot Process THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package cannabis concentrates Labeling Flowering Type 12 (Microbusiness) Validation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Indoor Medium Outdoor Microorganisms Track and trace system Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Cultivation site Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock UID Mature plant gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Canopy and more.


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