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

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


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