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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

Last updated on September 20, 2020

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