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

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


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