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

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


Last updated on February 17, 2020



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