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

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


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