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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 Type S share facility space Local Issuing Authority track and trace system commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed physical location (premises) A-licensees health claims inventory periods of 90 days extensions manufacture cannabis products primary panel requirements medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing testing of cannabis goods cannabis market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Temporary License Application CDPH-9041 infusion managing member Bond in the amount of $5,000 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing scheme compliance with regulations cannabis adult-use products re-sealable licensed cannabis cultivators entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis industries regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California period of 120 days Licensee Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods annual license application operating procedures transporting cannabis goods allergen information laboratory quality assurance motor carrier permit Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Local Jurisdictions local jurisdiction sales of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Vehicle Requirements opaque exit package packaging The California Department of Public Health's cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Bond and Insurance Information A-license government warning statement label Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 600 foot radius of a school transportation of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Owner Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Financial information medicinal and adult-use or both markets conditional license requiring refrigeration Cultivation less than 10,000 Arranging for laboratory testing Distributor transport topicals manufacturing practices labeling Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Heavy Metals Testing retailers disposal and destruction methods finished product cannabis event organizer license 120 days shared-use manufacturing facilities ownership premises is not within a Government potentially-hazardous foods product guidelines comply with all packaging and labeling requirements sanitary and hazard-free environment ingredient list Microbusiness 2022 problems purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands loan provided to a commercial cannabis business security public Licensee Lookup Tool edible products 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Cannabis Manufacturing security and cannabis waste disposal hang tag or a peel-back label LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS good manufacturing practices at least 20% ownership interest no infusion of nicotine compliance with local jurisdiction manufacturers who package for other producers procedures for inventory control extraction Business Information cannabis training member manager 100 mg of THC per package highly-concentrated oils or waxes child-resistant packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram amount of THC content secured area financial interest holder amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial kitchens basic nutritional information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH three cannabis licensing authorities storage of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements Premises diagram structure and formation documents medicinal commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package mandated warning statements health impacts of cannabis tinctures remove THC/CBD cannabis plants California Department of Public Health Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary event up to 4 days product formulation Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch supply chain volatile solvent Category I Residual Pesticides Testing distributors activity for a period of 120 days Ethanol medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Proposition 65 licensed cannabis distributors exit packaging immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Food-grade Butter/Oil manufacturing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit operating premises conducting quality assurance review quality control Track and Trace surety bond local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Criminal History CDTFA seller’s permit emergency regulations 2022 revisions sampling standards Individual Owner waste disposal vape cartridges Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act amount of sodium shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company secondary packaging A-license and an 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Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2022 regulations definition of owner Identifying information meat and seafood, and other products informational panel testing lab sugar Premises Information must enter certain events sanitary workplaces Local Authorization equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) destruction of cannabis goods Temporary Cannabis Event licensing cannabis distributors waste management laws stickers adult-use commercial cannabis activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2022 important information transportation THC levels Completed Temporary License Application Form Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Edibles– Products dried flower licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing cannabis retailers commercial cannabis products inventory and quality control Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division local jurisdiction’s requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer payable to the state of California unique ID/batch number regulatory framework shipping manifest licensed cannabis manufacturers Financial Interest cannabis cultivation licensing 2022 compliance Mycotoxins Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Physical address Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Moisture Content Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business small product packaging child-resistant outer package property for the commercial cannabis activity chain of custody final form 2022 proposed changes CO2 and ethanol extractions Percentage of ownership protocol Manufacturing (non-volatile) local jurisdiction authorization medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together onsite sale and 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Act online licensing system Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 2022 new laws cannabis cartoons manufacturing activities separate applications 2022 issues The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) diagram of the business’s layout edibles packaging opaque access to the area(s) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) labels not be attractive CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing packaging and labeling contaminant free MCSB’s temporary license application concentrate Retailer (nonstorefront) 2022 laws designated structure Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) loop system Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles packaging and labeling requirements investment into a commercial cannabis business Live Scans for each owner list of artificial food colorings cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Distributor Transport Only microbusinesses Labor peace agreement temporary license nonlaboratory quality control supply chains for medicinal and adult-use 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In addition, Immature plant Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Holding Medium Outdoor Ingredient THC Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Cultivation Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Watts per square foot Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Licensee Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods adulteration UID Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) track and trace system Raw material Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Pathogen Sanitize Department Finished product Mixed-light Tier 2 Component Product Identity Nursery Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Premises Track-and-trace systems Bureau Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Cottage Indoor CBD from industrial hemp Mixed-light cultivation Mixed-light Tier 1 Net weight Commercial cannabis activity Type 11 (Distributor) In-process material Outdoor cultivation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Limited-access area Volatile solvent M-license Cultivation site Serving package flower or pre-rolls Edible cannabis product Validation Wet weight Lot Informational panel Topical cannabis product Kief Process Processing Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 DPH-17-010E Quality control personnel Specialty Indoor Type 10 (Retailer) Flowering Type N – for infusions Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Actual yield Unique identifier Batch Small Outdoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Applicant Processing aid infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Outdoor Quality Preventive controls 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) Environmental pathogen Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Processor Personnel Medium Indoor infused pre-rolls Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Proposition 65 warning statement Adulterated Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Infusion Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Nonvolatile solvent Hazard Small Indoor Track and trace system Package cannabis concentrates Mature plant Manufacturer licensee Allergen Theoretical yield Microorganisms Primary panel Distribution Adult-use Market Pest Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Pre-roll Monitor Indoor cultivation Universal symbol Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Qualified individual Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Extraction Harvest Batch Manufacture Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cannabis product Verification Contact surface Request for Live Scan Quarantine Canopy Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Adequate Quality control operation Dried flower Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen cross-contact Labeling Nonmanufactured cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) CBD Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor and more.


Last updated on January 17, 2022



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