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

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


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