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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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California M-licensees Water/Food-grade Dry Ice temporary license entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturers who package for other producers state cannabis licensing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Temporary License Application packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls MCSB sales of cannabis goods Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license managing member California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investment into a commercial cannabis business microbusinesses financial interest holder meat and seafood, and other products California Public Records Act Distributor Transport Only emergency regulations waste management laws identity of the product allergen information secondary packaging licensing cannabis distributors compliance with regulations shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit child-resistant 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label manufacturing practices Proposition 65 evidence of rehabilitation final form conducting quality assurance review structure and formation documents cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles diagram of the business’s layout 2019 fines online licensing system Ethanol separate applications labeling Moisture Content Testing stickers no infusion of alcohol concentrate carbohydrates and fat per serving Distributor transport Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government sugar transporting cannabis goods payable to the state of California limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Bond and Insurance Information CO2 and ethanol extractions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 new laws laboratory quality assurance Licensee Lookup Tool amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 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each owner Percentage of ownership Labor peace agreement inventory Category I Residual Pesticides Testing at least 20% ownership interest licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together periods of 90 days extensions LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis industries Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufacturing (non-volatile) public Licensee Lookup Tool persons 21 years of age or older supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use markets definition of owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis sales and/or consumption Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing extraction primary panel 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Edibles– Products extracts Carbon Dioxide (CO2) California Department of Public Health minimum standards for extraction processes regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation destruction of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) secondary package evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2019 recent news cannabis event organizer license 600 foot radius of a school shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 2019 revisions purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands supplemental label Terpenoids Testing Operating Procedures tamper-evident no added caffeine Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Premises diagram pre-made or purchased CDTFA seller’s permit sanitary workplaces exception for testing laboratories CDPH-9041 Form # CDPH-9041 The California Department of Public Health's Vehicle Requirements licensing scheme Financial information medicinal commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license at least 99% purity topicals A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity sanitary and hazard-free environment amount of sodium public health and safety retailers disposal Personnel Requirements Mycotoxins Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 commercial cannabis manufacturing re-sealable 120 days alcoholic beverages shared-use manufacturing facilities procedures for inventory control MCSB’s temporary license application and more.

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