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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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manufacturing facilities diagram of the business’s layout licensing scheme testing laboratories exception for testing laboratories THC levels shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Owner hydrocarbon-based solvents The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing methods Proposed Section 40133 finished product regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis secondary packaging cannabis adult-use products amount of THC content sanitary and hazard-free environment packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls access to the area(s) Operating Procedures Moisture Content Testing sales of cannabis goods investment into a commercial cannabis business CO2 and ethanol extractions Physical address secondary package destruction of cannabis goods inventory Local Authorization Attachment MCSB Retailer (Type 10) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing operating premises Percentage of ownership licensed cannabis distributors Form # CDPH-9041 Premises Information Financial Interest licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers security cannabis cartoons waste disposal health claims 600-foot radius of a school contaminant free volatile solvent list of artificial food colorings dried flower manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ingredient list A-license and an M-license Business Organizational Local Authorization Licensees three state cannabis-licensing authorities secured area remove THC/CBD edible products cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) track and trace system Food-grade Butter/Oil Ethanol payable to the state of California CDPH-9041 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates laboratory quality assurance manned motor vehicle Financial information MCSB’s temporary license application conditional license cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods motor carrier permit unique ID/batch number minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturers who package for other producers Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2019 fines manufacture cannabis products disposal highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin quality control Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division primary panel requirements product guidelines cannabis industries pre-made or purchased Manufacturing (non-volatile) potentially-hazardous foods emergency regulations inhalable cannabis child-resistant outer package waste management laws financial interest holder microbusinesses Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Cannabinoids Testing adult-use commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information Local Jurisdictions Cultivation less than 10,000 entry into the legal, regulated market Mechanical online licensing system Industrial Hemp Advisory Board product formulation California Department of Public Health periods of 90 days extensions 2019 issues supply chain Manufactured Cannabis Licensing 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regulations Premises diagram A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) designated structure licensing cannabis distributors re-sealable an officer or director of a cannabis business no added caffeine at least 99% purity ownership premises is not within a Government 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market basic nutritional information 2019 problems packaging and labeling requirements shipping manifest manufacturing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2019 resolutions loop system small product packaging health impacts of cannabis cannabis waste tobacco products cannabis event organizer license tamper-evident distributors protocol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business stickers public health and safety aggregate interest of 20% or more Seller’s permit number cannabis plants 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