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

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


Last updated on July 31, 2020



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