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

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


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