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

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


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