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

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


Last updated on February 18, 2020



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