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

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

Last updated on August 9, 2020

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