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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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