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

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

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

Last updated on January 25, 2020

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