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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding operating premises Local Issuing Authority cannabis plants shared-use manufacturing facilities testing methods local jurisdiction’s requirements Cannabis Manufacturing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together at least 99% purity M-licensees Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) local jurisdiction sanitary workplaces sampling standards Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Physical address consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis market recordkeeping conducting quality assurance review testing lab A-license and an M-license manufacture cannabis products 100 mg of THC per package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control meat and seafood, and other products 2021 regulations 2021 compliance CDPH-9041 Heavy Metals Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturing cannabis products pre-made or purchased 2021 updates medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity MCSB’s temporary license application secondary package evidence of rehabilitation local jurisdiction authorization cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis cartoons The California Department of Public Health's testing of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act highly-concentrated oils or waxes written procedures for inventory control packaging and labeling Transition Period government warning statement label packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Proposition 65 2021 fines security and cannabis waste disposal amount of THC content Edibles– Products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensed cannabis distributors BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 600 foot radius of a school 2021 proposed changes loan provided to a commercial cannabis business labeling shipping manifest potentially-hazardous foods public health and safety manned motor vehicle online licensing system loop system product as a candy prohibited extraction testing laboratories Carbon Dioxide (CO2) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Retailer (Type 10) product formulation topicals inventory and quality control certified by a California-licensed engineer Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Temporary License Application Business Information Retailer (nonstorefront) commercial cannabis manufacturing member manager transportation of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Premises diagram MCSB identity of the product volatile solvent contaminants health claims cannabis adult-use products paper inserted into the packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Track and Trace delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors sugar CO2 and ethanol extractions investment into a commercial cannabis business edibles packaging opaque Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles onsite consumption of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) exception for testing laboratories separate applications procedures for inventory control regulatory framework secondary packaging infusion Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturer's name Vehicle Requirements primary panel requirements quality control Premises Information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods mandated warning statements track and trace system California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance with local jurisdiction Business Organizational CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing managing member shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) an officer or director of a cannabis business A-licensees The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) manufacturers who package for other producers temporary license concentrate sanitary and hazard-free environment Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use markets no infusion of nicotine exit packaging secured area operating procedures 2021 issues cultivation licensed premises cannabis cultivation licensing disposal and destruction methods Foreign Material Testing aggregate interest of 20% or more Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensed physical location (premises) 2021 problems Mycotoxins Testing 2021 laws Licensee Lookup Tool Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis products cannabis event organizer license Bond in the amount of $5,000 Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale A-license annual license application amount of sodium sales of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance destruction of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) designated structure Proposed Section 40133 California Department of Public Health Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California waste disposal Identifying information commercial cannabis activity Terpenoids Testing Premises Diagram security ownership premises is not within a Government licensing cannabis microbusinesses limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package CDTFA seller’s permit Type S share facility space LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing scheme inhalable cannabis inventory at least 20% ownership interest requiring refrigeration Local Authorization entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery transporting cannabis goods chain of custody cannabis waste Operating Procedures minimum standards for extraction processes Category I Residual Pesticides Testing opaque exit package storage of cannabis goods microbusinesses highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin allergen information capsules persons 21 years of age or older Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 activity for a period of 120 days packaging Individual Owner structure and formation documents unique ID/batch number ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation no added caffeine Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Fingerprints disposal THC levels regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Ethanol commercial cannabis manufacturing activity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California product guidelines transportation and security medicinal and adult-use or both markets conditional license transport cannabis goods to retailer M-license 2021 new laws Distributor transport three cannabis licensing authorities labels not be attractive Mechanical CDPH-issued universal symbol Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity informational panel payable to the state of California 120 days purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2021 revisions Completed Temporary License Application Form small product packaging Temporary Cannabis Event Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis retailers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market disclosure of all criminal convictions state cannabis licensing tobacco products Financial Interest edible products good manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Extractions using CO2 2021 resolutions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations required limits list of artificial food colorings scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises must enter certain events basic nutritional information manufacturing activities onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis waste management laws periods of 90 days extensions Live Scans for each owner transportation distributors Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis training commercial kitchens child-resistant packaging manufacturing practices licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers period of 120 days stickers Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 ingredient list Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) child-resistant outer package California Public Records Act Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis industries Personnel Requirements vape cartridges workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Arranging for laboratory testing definition of owner final form 2021 recent news licensed cannabis cultivators equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Labor peace agreement medicinal commercial cannabis activity carbohydrates and fat per serving re-sealable Transport vehicles alarm system compliance with regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary event up to 4 days hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis sales and/or consumption Seller’s permit number supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Distributor Transport Only Bond and Insurance Information manufacturing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company premises diagram Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch retailers Licensee Information property for the commercial cannabis activity adult-use commercial cannabis activity tamper-evident licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufacturing (non-volatile) protocol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Temporary License Application Information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Authorization Attachment Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Financial information remove THC/CBD public Licensee Lookup Tool nonlaboratory quality control motor carrier permit supply chain Category II Residual Pesticides Testing contaminant free Licensees supplemental label emergency regulations MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH no infusion of alcohol Application Checklist hang tag or a peel-back label extracts access to the area(s) 600-foot radius of a school some nutritional facts Microbusiness financial interest holder diagram of the business’s layout tinctures license review process Percentage of ownership 2021 important information surety bond Owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS dried flower finished product Butane/Hexane/Propane limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Criminal History convicted of a substantially related crime Cannabinoids Testing alcoholic beverages valid waiver and more.

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


Last updated on April 16, 2021



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