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

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


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