California Cannabis Compliance
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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California



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

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


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