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

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


Last updated on January 21, 2020



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