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

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


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