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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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Health's equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Extractions using CO2 Temporary event up to 4 days highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing designated structure 2019 issues California Department of Public Health 2019 updates product as a candy prohibited California Public Records Act 2019 fines Physical address Owner Butane/Hexane/Propane Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers edibles packaging opaque Local Issuing Authority manufacturing practices activity for a period of 120 days CDPH-9041 alcoholic beverages commercial kitchens Premises Diagram cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale compliance with local jurisdiction Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) shared-use manufacturing facilities Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacture cannabis products loop system licensed premises track and trace system sampling standards Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2019 new laws LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 600 foot radius of a school Percentage of ownership Terpenoids Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ownership premises is not within a Government amount of THC content Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods MCSB certified by a California-licensed engineer at least 20% ownership interest finished product stickers M-license Vehicle Requirements 100 mg of THC per package member manager Mechanical workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control protocol definition of owner shipping manifest carbohydrates and fat per serving MCSB’s temporary license application sugar transport cannabis goods to retailer required limits ingredient list The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) secondary packaging 2019 compliance cannabis event organizer license A-license entry into the legal, regulated market licensing scheme Water/Food-grade Dry Ice public health and safety local 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In addition, Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Quality 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) Product Identity cannabis concentrates Licensee Quality control operation Applicant Qualified individual Sanitize Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Wet weight Infusion Request for Live Scan Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type N – for infusions Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Commercial cannabis activity Mixed-light Tier 2 UID Specialty Cottage Outdoor Pest Distribution In-process material Indoor cultivation Processing aid Premises list of cannabis manufacturers Canopy Volatile solvent Ingredient Contact surface Package infused butters and oils as concentrates Universal symbol Raw material Track-and-trace systems Immature plant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Primary panel Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Extraction THC Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Actual yield Labeling Personnel Component Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Environmental pathogen Adequate Dried flower Outdoor cultivation Verification Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Monitor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Department Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Batch Microorganisms Small Indoor Limited-access area CBD from industrial hemp Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Mature plant Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Pre-roll Type 10 (Retailer) Pathogen Finished product Specialty Cottage Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package M-license Medium Indoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Adulterated Flowering DPH-17-010E Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Small Outdoor Adult-use Market Cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Lot Preventive controls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Topical cannabis product Watts per square foot Manufacturer licensee Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor Manufacture Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Harvest Batch Process Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Informational panel Kief Processing Quality control personnel adulteration MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Hazard Unique identifier Bureau Cultivation site Theoretical yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) alternate use of a manufacturing premises track and trace system Type 11 (Distributor) CBD Validation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents infused pre-rolls Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Allergen cross-contact Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Cultivation Allergen cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Edible cannabis product Track and trace system Processor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Holding Serving Mixed-light cultivation Quarantine Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) and more.


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