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

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


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