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

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


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