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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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