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

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


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