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

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


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