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

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


Last updated on June 2, 2020



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