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

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


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