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

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


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