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

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


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