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

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


Last updated on October 28, 2020



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