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

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


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