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

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


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