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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Temporary License Application allergen information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) evidence of rehabilitation Proposed Section 40133 stickers Financial information no infusion of nicotine ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation concentrate annual license application manufacturer's name 2020 recent news Individual Owner testing of cannabis goods Transport vehicles alarm system Extractions using CO2 informational panel shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Premises Information laboratory quality assurance 2020 updates Premises Diagram Distributor Transport Only designated structure Carbon Dioxide (CO2) California Department of Public Health property for the commercial cannabis activity A-license highly-concentrated oils or waxes Butane/Hexane/Propane M-license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts tinctures onsite consumption of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control distributors The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Authorization Attachment recordkeeping transportation and security investment into a commercial cannabis business retailers finished product Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2020 regulations 2020 compliance procedures for inventory control purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands tobacco products CDTFA seller’s permit Personnel Requirements operating premises compliance with regulations labels not be attractive period of 120 days A-license and an M-license compliance with local jurisdiction chain of custody capsules at least 99% purity medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing ingredient list medicinal and adult-use markets sanitary and hazard-free environment Distributor transport opaque exit package cannabis market basic nutritional information 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Records Act an officer or director of a cannabis business three cannabis licensing authorities government warning statement label product as a candy prohibited testing methods sanitary workplaces regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products cannabis cultivation licensing manufacture cannabis products Labor peace agreement Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensed cannabis distributors sampling standards highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin California Department of Public Health (CDPH) paper inserted into the packaging operating procedures temporary license Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 laws cannabis cartoons Cannabinoids Testing 2020 revisions Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 testing lab edibles packaging opaque Bond in the amount of $5,000 local jurisdiction authorization shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis training entry into the legal, regulated market persons 21 years of age or older access to the area(s) managing member Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control good manufacturing practices 100 mg of THC per package microbusinesses small product packaging Heavy Metals Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package contaminants Terpenoids Testing potentially-hazardous foods surety bond Ethanol amount of THC content Vehicle Requirements manned motor vehicle must enter certain events Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity dried flower member manager MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH definition of owner 600 foot radius of a school cultivation Application Checklist scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises local jurisdiction’s requirements 120 days persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2020 new laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities Physical address supply 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In addition, Canopy Flowering Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Labeling track and trace system Qualified individual Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 10 (Retailer) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Allergen cross-contact adulteration Product Identity Pathogen Kief Distribution Premises Unique identifier Cultivation Environmental pathogen Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Verification cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Wet weight Processing aid UID Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Department CBD Cannabis product Specialty Cottage Indoor Sanitize Quality control personnel Finished product Manufacture THC infused butters and oils as concentrates CBD from industrial hemp Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) In-process material Nursery Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component Processing Primary panel Theoretical yield Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Immature plant Process alternate use of a manufacturing premises Allergen Small Outdoor Quality control operation Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Harvest Batch Adult-use Market Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Serving Mixed-light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions DPH-17-010E Adequate Small Indoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Volatile solvent Personnel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Limited-access area Raw material Validation Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Microorganisms Licensee Quarantine Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Bureau Ingredient Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Net weight 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) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Cultivation site Medium Outdoor list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Batch Processor Outdoor cultivation Dried flower Medium Indoor Monitor Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light Tier 2 M-license cannabis concentrates Watts per square foot Specialty Outdoor Preventive controls Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 package flower or pre-rolls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pre-roll Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Proposition 65 warning statement Lot Topical cannabis product Hazard Edible cannabis product Pest Specialty Indoor Indoor cultivation infused pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Universal symbol Adulterated Manufacturer licensee Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Applicant Informational panel Package Holding Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only products similar to traditional food products prohibited Actual yield Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Mixed-light cultivation Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Extraction THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Nonmanufactured cannabis product Mature plant Contact surface Infusion and more.


Last updated on October 22, 2020



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