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

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


Last updated on September 17, 2020



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