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

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


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