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

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


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