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

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


Last updated on February 24, 2021



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