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

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


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