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

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


Last updated on February 25, 2020



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