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

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


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