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

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


Last updated on August 1, 2021



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