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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
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4 days packaging and labeling requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL access to the area(s) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act government warning statement label alcoholic beverages pre-made or purchased CO2 and ethanol extractions Completed Temporary License Application Form period of 120 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Local Authorization loop system cannabis plants inhalable cannabis tamper-evident California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Financial Interest Ethanol delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Live Scans for each owner topicals licensing cannabis microbusinesses destruction of cannabis goods definition of owner packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Microbusiness M-licensees opaque exit package adult-use commercial cannabis activity at least 20% ownership interest Seller’s permit number ownership premises is not within a Government 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manned motor vehicle Percentage of ownership regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Proposed Section 40133 secured area online licensing system finished product Proposition 65 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturer's name Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction authorization track and trace system workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control labels not be attractive three cannabis licensing authorities good manufacturing practices persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business disposal and destruction methods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation separate applications premises diagram Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2019 issues persons 21 years of age or older tinctures emergency regulations licensed cannabis manufacturers 600-foot radius of a school Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) no added caffeine Department of Public Health’s 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foods Retailer (Type 10) Temporary Cannabis Event motor carrier permit MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Cultivation less than 10,000 disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis market CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing packaging and labeling manufacturers who package for other producers Labor peace agreement secondary packaging supply chain cannabis training Fingerprints 2019 resolutions cannabis waste state cannabis licensing exit packaging cannabis adult-use products minimum standards for extraction processes product as a candy prohibited medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity hang tag or a peel-back label entry into the legal, regulated market Form # CDPH-9041 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensed physical location (premises) manufacturing practices concentrate disposal stickers licensing scheme retailers Terpenoids Testing laboratory quality assurance 2019 recent news The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) public health and safety distributors Extractions using CO2 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Arranging for laboratory testing licensed cannabis cultivators tobacco products vape cartridges licensing cannabis retailers regulatory framework Owner 2019 revisions final form commercial cannabis products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) local jurisdiction’s requirements shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit capsules member manager nonlaboratory quality control inventory and quality control cannabis cartoons Individual Owner limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package A-licensees Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles protocol THC levels and more.

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