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

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


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