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

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


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