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

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


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