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

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


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