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

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Section 40133 government warning statement label Proposition 65 access to the area(s) testing lab recordkeeping retailers three cannabis licensing authorities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products microbusinesses Percentage of ownership Temporary Cannabis Event licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Financial information managing member exception for testing laboratories Arranging for laboratory testing transportation of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) regulatory framework manufacturing practices definition of owner informational panel three state cannabis-licensing authorities shipping manifest temporary license loop system 2020 problems evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises commercial kitchens carbohydrates and fat per serving Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act testing methods Ethanol Food-grade Butter/Oil Form # CDPH-9041 amount of THC content track and trace system sampling standards Track and Trace medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Mechanical local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations CDTFA seller’s permit evidence of rehabilitation period of 120 days conducting quality assurance review annual license application Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) some nutritional facts manned motor vehicle The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates compliance with local jurisdiction operating procedures edibles packaging opaque compliance with regulations concentrate A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity CDPH-9041 2020 recent news Terpenoids Testing 2020 regulations cannabis sales and/or consumption Local Authorization Attachment supply chain 120 days labeling Foreign Material Testing conditional license quality control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing scheme Vehicle Requirements member manager topicals 100 mg of THC per package medicinal and adult-use or both markets M-licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents Business Information Cannabinoids Testing dried flower product as a candy prohibited motor carrier permit the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Owner sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity secondary package Edibles– Products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control payable to the state of California good manufacturing practices Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch must enter certain events final form contaminants distributors security Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package surety bond Transport vehicles alarm system Mycotoxins Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) identity of the product opaque exit package sanitary workplaces cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensed cannabis manufacturers Application Checklist inventory commercial cannabis products required limits Identifying information California Public Records Act Local Jurisdictions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods primary panel requirements equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Extractions using CO2 manufacturers who package for other producers commercial cannabis manufacturing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing tobacco products sugar 2020 compliance ownership premises is not within a Government property for the commercial cannabis activity operating premises Business Organizational unique ID/batch number medicinal and adult-use markets highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin no infusion of alcohol tinctures contaminant free Fingerprints Premises diagram Local Authorization A-license and an M-license cannabis training Carbon Dioxide (CO2) product guidelines scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises aggregate interest of 20% or more Seller’s permit number nonlaboratory quality control Physical address regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California adult-use commercial cannabis activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises product formulation online licensing system MCSB Type S share facility space 2020 updates Cannabis Manufacturing Microbusiness minimum standards for extraction processes laboratory quality assurance secondary packaging cannabis cartoons investment into a commercial cannabis business transportation and security 600 foot radius of a school basic nutritional information tamper-evident 2020 laws Labor peace agreement Personnel Requirements cannabis industries CDPH-issued universal symbol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Financial Interest Retailer (Type 10) designated structure license review process testing of cannabis goods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis diagram of the business’s layout Temporary License Application Information licensed premises ingredient list Completed Temporary License Application Form waste management laws Manufacturing (non-volatile) 600-foot radius of a school labels not be attractive sales of cannabis goods separate applications Category I Residual Pesticides Testing meat and seafood, and other products Retailer (nonstorefront) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis distributors Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Distributor transport 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market The California Department of Public Health's child-resistant packaging waste disposal pre-made or purchased list of artificial food colorings 2020 fines emergency regulations alcoholic beverages LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary event up to 4 days CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shared-use manufacturing facilities ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS mandated warning statements Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manufacturing activities Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Licensee Information remove THC/CBD exit packaging 2020 issues storage of cannabis goods transportation onsite consumption of cannabis goods Transition Period transporting cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Pesticides Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MCSB’s temporary license application Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2020 important information supplemental label inhalable cannabis procedures for inventory control protocol no infusion of nicotine extracts Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction authorization health claims hang tag or a peel-back label convicted of a substantially related crime Local Issuing Authority state cannabis licensing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands CO2 and ethanol extractions THC levels requiring refrigeration vape cartridges local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis event organizer license A-licensees comply with all packaging and labeling requirements at least 99% purity disposal and destruction methods highly-concentrated oils or waxes packaging and labeling entry into the legal, regulated market BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner California Department of Public Health (CDPH) persons 21 years of age or older inventory and quality control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) secured area certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing in California public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturing chain of custody local jurisdiction Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2020 revisions activity for a period of 120 days medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Premises Diagram financial interest holder Cultivation less than 10,000 Butane/Hexane/Propane health impacts of cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturers Individual Owner MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH amount of sodium Licensees manufacturer's name 2020 proposed changes structure and formation documents destruction of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing M-license Operating Procedures transport cannabis goods to retailer 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In addition, Bureau Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Quarantine Licensee Small Indoor Environmental pathogen Department Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) track and trace system Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) UID Indoor cultivation infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Flowering Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Manufacture Nursery Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Process Immature plant list of cannabis manufacturers Track and trace system Adequate Lot MCSB 90-day extension periods Type N – for infusions Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) infused pre-rolls alternate use of a manufacturing premises Ingredient package flower or pre-rolls Manufacturer licensee Harvest Batch Dried flower Medium Outdoor Pathogen Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Validation Type P – for packaging and labeling only Primary panel Processing In-process material Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Sanitize DPH-17-010E Specialty Cottage Outdoor Premises adulteration Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan Distribution Qualified individual Watts per square foot Serving Monitor Preventive controls Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cultivation site Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Specialty Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Personnel Component Finished product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Theoretical yield Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Allergen Kief Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Outdoor cultivation Adulterated Labeling Proposition 65 warning statement Infusion Pre-roll Mixed-light Tier 1 CBD Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Mature plant Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Edible cannabis product Universal symbol Type P Packaging & Labeling Only M-license Extraction Volatile solvent Nonmanufactured cannabis product THC Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light cultivation Small Outdoor Commercial cannabis activity Quality Specialty Cottage Indoor Processing aid Type 12 (Microbusiness) Track-and-trace systems Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Canopy Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Topical cannabis product Quality control personnel Mixed-light Tier 2 Unique identifier Processor cannabis concentrates Allergen cross-contact Batch Net weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Medium Indoor Informational panel Limited-access area Hazard Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Specialty Indoor Product Identity Cannabis product Holding Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Type 11 (Distributor) Pest Contact surface Microorganisms Verification cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Wet weight Applicant Cultivation CBD from industrial hemp 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) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Actual yield Quality control operation Nonvolatile solvent and more.


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