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

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


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