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

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


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