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

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


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