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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 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) transport cannabis goods to retailer Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 proposed changes Live Scans for each owner Butane/Hexane/Propane unique ID/batch number procedures for inventory control Bond and Insurance Information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) certified by a California-licensed engineer persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business written procedures for inventory control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2020 recent news health impacts of cannabis finished product volatile solvent Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial cannabis manufacturing activity The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) packaging manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) designated structure required limits Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis cartoons Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates commercial cannabis manufacturers security CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Type S share facility space manufacturing cannabis products CO2 and ethanol extractions capsules local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package conditional license highly-concentrated oils or waxes stickers Mechanical BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL license review process Temporary License Application cannabis waste Seller’s permit number sales of cannabis goods Distributor Transport Only Proposition 65 some nutritional facts distributors licensed cannabis distributors Licensee Information Cannabis Manufacturing 2020 resolutions allergen information manufacturing practices Local Jurisdictions Manufacturing (non-volatile) storage of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California managing member testing methods 2020 laws equity interest in a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements government warning statement label Premises Diagram cannabis market 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compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis activity shipping manifest Criminal History regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2020 revisions Terpenoids Testing Mycotoxins Testing tobacco products A-license no added caffeine Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 online licensing system no infusion of nicotine diagram of the business’s layout Identifying information Financial Interest manned motor vehicle Local Authorization Attachment California Public Records Act Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products convicted of a substantially related crime 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CDPH-9041 Local Authorization financial interest holder microbusinesses amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package re-sealable Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles carbohydrates and fat per serving supply chain testing of cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacture cannabis products Operating Procedures 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workplaces inventory the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) persons 21 years of age or older Moisture Content Testing supplemental label cannabis cultivation licensing quality control emergency regulations protocol cannabis event organizer license Microbusiness motor carrier permit disclosure of all criminal convictions waste management laws topicals M-license consumption of alcohol or tobacco LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Extractions using CO2 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2020 fines 120 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets 600-foot radius of a school manufacturing activities commercial cannabis manufacturing at least 99% purity THC levels shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods transportation and security ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation health claims destruction of cannabis goods primary panel requirements Physical address evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Application Checklist 2020 regulations shared-use manufacturing facilities state cannabis licensing inhalable cannabis MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transporting cannabis goods alcoholic beverages comply with all packaging and labeling requirements highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin three state cannabis-licensing authorities disposal 2020 compliance no infusion of alcohol at least 20% ownership interest final form Industrial Hemp Advisory Board aggregate interest of 20% or more Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis distributors Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Licensee Lookup Tool property for the commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices California Department of Public Health Completed Temporary License Application Form three cannabis licensing authorities California Department of Public Health (CDPH) child-resistant packaging remove THC/CBD A-licensees temporary license Foreign Material Testing pre-made or purchased Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing labels not be attractive Personnel Requirements 600 foot radius of a school Track and Trace Proposed Section 40133 Heavy Metals Testing regulatory framework Food-grade Butter/Oil premises diagram Local Issuing Authority ingredient list 2020 issues licensing scheme product as a candy prohibited Retailer (nonstorefront) MCSB payable to the state of California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act activity for a period of 120 days retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial cannabis products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control tamper-evident 2020 important information secondary packaging purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands surety bond M-licensees packaging and labeling requirements for 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In addition, Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adequate CBD Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Qualified individual Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) track and trace system Department Holding Small Indoor Net weight Sanitize Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Dried flower Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Microorganisms Hazard Theoretical yield Applicant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 adulteration infused pre-rolls Process Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Informational panel Cultivation Serving Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) infused butters and oils as concentrates UID Quality control personnel Specialty Cottage Indoor Small Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Allergen Distribution Type N – for infusions Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 11 (Distributor) Medium Outdoor In-process material Manufacturer licensee Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Package Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Pre-roll Environmental pathogen Processor Monitor Topical cannabis product cannabis concentrates Infusion Allergen cross-contact Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Premises Wet weight Nonvolatile solvent Type 12 (Microbusiness) DPH-17-010E Ingredient Request for Live Scan Nursery Primary panel Harvest Batch Component Track and trace system Batch Volatile solvent Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Processing aid Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp Mixed-light Tier 2 Processing Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Unique identifier THC Validation Type 10 (Retailer) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Manufacture gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA package flower or pre-rolls Flowering Track-and-trace systems Pathogen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Preventive controls Outdoor cultivation Extraction Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Product Identity Specialty Cottage Outdoor MCSB 90-day extension periods Limited-access area Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Lot Quality Mixed-light cultivation 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) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Adult-use Market list of cannabis manufacturers Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Actual yield Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Adulterated Kief Cultivation site Mixed-light Tier 1 M-license Proposition 65 warning statement Licensee Immature plant Raw material Pest Finished product Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cannabis product Medium Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant Contact surface Commercial cannabis activity Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Universal symbol Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Specialty Outdoor Edible cannabis product Watts per square foot Bureau Canopy Quality control operation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Indoor cultivation Quarantine Labeling Personnel Verification and more.


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