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

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


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