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

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

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