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

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


Last updated on September 15, 2020



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