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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


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding license review process re-sealable Transition Period disposal and destruction methods required limits medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together chain of custody conditional license structure and formation documents infusion transportation of cannabis goods payable to the state of California Moisture Content Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) amount of THC content M-license Percentage of ownership identity of the product sanitary and hazard-free environment tobacco products at least 20% ownership interest extracts hang tag or a peel-back label 2020 new laws Cannabinoids Testing cannabis plants Cultivation less than 10,000 the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Owner Transport vehicles alarm system limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package contaminant free comply with all packaging and labeling requirements managing member licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Completed Temporary License Application Form secondary packaging commercial cannabis products edibles packaging opaque Manufacturing (non-volatile) finished product allergen information destruction of cannabis goods 2020 laws Labor peace agreement Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) pre-made or purchased A-license and an M-license financial interest holder medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Local Issuing Authority child-resistant outer package local jurisdiction authorization inventory and quality control basic nutritional information 2020 regulations Ethanol California Public Records Act compliance with regulations evidence of rehabilitation licensed premises dried flower equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2020 compliance manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis distributors Application Checklist purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands adult-use commercial cannabis activity sugar ingredient list emergency regulations Track and Trace period of 120 days Type S share facility space Extractions using CO2 scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Premises diagram stickers 2020 important information alcoholic beverages capsules 120 days manufacturing A-licensees evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises aggregate interest of 20% or more certified by a California-licensed engineer security no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction’s requirements 2020 updates public Licensee Lookup Tool A-license requiring refrigeration manufacturer's name child-resistant packaging Financial information MCSB California Department of Public Health Fingerprints Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacture cannabis products testing laboratories product as a candy prohibited Mycotoxins Testing state cannabis licensing nonlaboratory quality control Physical address topicals cannabis cartoons persons 21 years of age or older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) minimum standards for extraction processes licensing cannabis distributors disclosure of all criminal convictions Business Information packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery loan provided to a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive Local Authorization Attachment secondary package Retailer (nonstorefront) supplemental label quality control concentrate three cannabis licensing authorities Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Financial Interest Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) disposal testing of cannabis goods access to the area(s) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) volatile solvent medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens cannabis market government warning statement label good manufacturing practices packaging and labeling requirements CO2 and ethanol extractions consumption of alcohol or tobacco Licensee Information no infusion of nicotine exit packaging California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis training transport cannabis goods to retailer highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600-foot radius of a school Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's Criminal History onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Mechanical activity for a period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Premises Diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing convicted of a substantially related crime Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles at least 99% purity Temporary Cannabis Event Operating Procedures licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories distributors remove THC/CBD licensed cannabis manufacturers recordkeeping Temporary License Application written procedures for inventory control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis event organizer license MCSB’s temporary license application packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Temporary License Application Information manufacturing cannabis products Business Organizational amount of sodium Proposition 65 Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products sampling standards supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products tinctures CDTFA seller’s permit Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chain mandated warning statements informational panel protocol designated structure CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transporting cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Heavy Metals Testing microbusinesses contaminants member manager product formulation Terpenoids Testing sanitary workplaces commercial cannabis manufacturing in California paper inserted into the packaging licensing scheme Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2020 fines no added caffeine Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing must enter certain events sales of cannabis goods loop system compliance with local jurisdiction annual license application medicinal and adult-use markets delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 recent news carbohydrates and fat per serving Local Jurisdictions Foreign Material Testing Live Scans for each owner list of artificial food colorings Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 waste management laws entry into the legal, regulated market licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers conducting quality assurance review 2020 resolutions hydrocarbon-based solvents operating premises manufacturing activities edible products Cannabis Manufacturing opaque exit package 100 mg of THC per package CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Microbusiness Proposed Section 40133 packaging and labeling track and trace system cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis waste valid waiver The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) regulatory framework ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS public health and safety product guidelines an officer or director of a cannabis business Temporary event up to 4 days Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Bond in the amount of $5,000 onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers 2020 proposed changes health claims licensing cannabis microbusinesses workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control periods of 90 days extensions premises diagram Retailer (Type 10) potentially-hazardous foods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) vape cartridges primary panel requirements tamper-evident Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Bond and Insurance Information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving waste disposal inventory Licensees Personnel Requirements Butane/Hexane/Propane medicinal and adult-use or both markets unique ID/batch number ownership premises is not within a Government Premises Information Local Authorization M-licensees Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) temporary license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Identifying information laboratory quality assurance retailers cannabis cultivation licensing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates inhalable cannabis cannabis industries cannabis adult-use products Individual Owner cannabis sales and/or consumption three state cannabis-licensing authorities motor carrier permit some nutritional facts Category I Residual Pesticides Testing testing lab diagram of the business’s layout surety bond separate applications 2020 issues persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business secured area THC levels Arranging for laboratory testing meat and seafood, and other products health impacts of cannabis manned motor vehicle operating procedures local jurisdiction online licensing system labeling cultivation investment into a commercial cannabis business Licensee Lookup Tool regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis transportation exception for testing laboratories 2020 revisions Distributor Transport Only CDPH-9041 procedures for inventory control manufacturers who package for other producers shared-use manufacturing facilities Food-grade Butter/Oil 600 foot radius of a school Edibles– Products licensed physical location (premises) definition of owner transportation and security small product packaging Distributor transport testing methods Form # CDPH-9041 licensed cannabis cultivators highly-concentrated oils or waxes storage of cannabis goods extraction final form property for the commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board shipping manifest 2020 problems Vehicle Requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations CDPH-issued universal symbol Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 and more.

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


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