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

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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A-license licensing scheme Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) A-licensees Premises Information labeling Cultivation less than 10,000 Owner waste disposal government warning statement label Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MCSB’s temporary license application licensing cannabis retailers Premises Diagram no infusion of alcohol Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) no added caffeine Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Transport vehicles alarm system CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis training written procedures for inventory control quality control Operating Procedures hydrocarbon-based solvents cultivation Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) procedures for inventory control inventory Cannabis Manufacturing Distributor Transport Only Edibles– Products Microbusiness convicted of a substantially related crime Temporary 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authorization evidence of rehabilitation capsules loop system cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transport cannabis goods to retailer MCSB Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch some nutritional facts good manufacturing practices Percentage of ownership 2020 recent news medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cannabis waste consumption of alcohol or tobacco no infusion of nicotine product formulation commercial cannabis products 2020 new laws 2020 revisions destruction of cannabis goods surety bond small product packaging 2020 important information laboratory quality assurance Live Scans for each owner evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Ethanol Mycotoxins Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Licensee Information testing laboratories Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial kitchens California Public Records Act public health and safety license review process amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package disposal and destruction methods labels not be attractive commercial cannabis activity security and cannabis waste disposal 2020 fines manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 600 foot radius of a school Financial information equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Personnel Requirements shared-use manufacturing facilities Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis cartoons tinctures track and trace system Retailer (Type 10) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis sales and/or consumption three cannabis licensing authorities inventory and quality control allergen information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chain structure and 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ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS an officer or director of a cannabis business scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin activity for a period of 120 days licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises chain of custody diagram of the business’s layout manufacturing activities entry into the legal, regulated market commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Temporary License Application Information Fingerprints comply with all packaging and labeling requirements re-sealable ingredient list cannabis cultivation licensing Licensees mandated warning statements and more.

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

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