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

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


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