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

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

Last updated on January 17, 2020

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