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

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


Last updated on November 25, 2020



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