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

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


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