California Cannabis Compliance
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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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