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

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


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