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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 licensed cannabis cultivators inventory and quality control The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) shared-use manufacturing facilities California Public Records Act Live Scans for each owner cannabis sales and/or consumption Licensees Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates waste management laws Transport vehicles alarm system medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale vape cartridges commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands CO2 and ethanol extractions edibles packaging opaque transportation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis industries manufacturer's name quality control protocol security 2021 proposed changes requiring refrigeration local jurisdiction CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Manufacturing (non-volatile) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) at least 99% purity secondary packaging ownership premises is not within a Government Butane/Hexane/Propane tamper-evident manufacturing activities structure and formation documents small product packaging disposal period of 120 days motor carrier permit cannabis cultivation licensing loop system transportation and security equity interest in a commercial cannabis business labeling licensing cannabis distributors mandated warning statements local jurisdiction’s requirements packaging Operating Procedures licensing scheme Licensee Information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business transport cannabis goods to retailer Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 medicinal commercial cannabis activity emergency regulations 2021 laws 2021 revisions 2021 regulations persons 21 years of age or older distributors managing member Local Authorization THC levels online licensing system Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division volatile solvent temporary license product formulation secured area licensing cannabis retailers sampling standards Water/Food-grade Dry Ice retailers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business A-license Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) required limits CDTFA seller’s permit Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Industrial Hemp Advisory Board carbohydrates and fat per serving periods of 90 days extensions Distributor Transport Only child-resistant packaging labels not be attractive Temporary License Application Information hang tag or a peel-back label licensed cannabis manufacturers Physical address Proposition 65 primary panel requirements storage of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2021 important information no infusion of alcohol 2021 issues CDPH-issued universal symbol tinctures finished product licensing cannabis microbusinesses Premises diagram evidence of rehabilitation amount of sodium disclosure of all criminal convictions three state cannabis-licensing authorities amount of THC content supplemental label entry into the legal, regulated market Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 120 days CDPH-9041 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company state cannabis licensing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch certified by a California-licensed engineer consumption of alcohol or tobacco infusion Local Authorization Attachment conditional license 2021 resolutions Extractions using CO2 regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use markets Microbusiness definition of owner Vehicle Requirements ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensed premises Bond in the amount of $5,000 sanitary and hazard-free environment must enter certain events paper inserted into the packaging re-sealable amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package stickers manned motor vehicle regulatory framework Mechanical limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturers who package for other producers commercial cannabis manufacturing in California potentially-hazardous foods packaging and labeling requirements Cannabis Manufacturing testing lab public health and safety Premises Information child-resistant outer package highly-concentrated oils or waxes Retailer (nonstorefront) security and cannabis waste disposal LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 600 foot radius of a school onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit A-license and an M-license CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2021 new laws Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction authorization transportation of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial cannabis products surety bond premises diagram comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis waste BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2021 compliance Foreign Material Testing cultivation contaminants no added caffeine Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Labor peace agreement good manufacturing practices supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products member manager microbusinesses Track and Trace operating procedures activity for a period of 120 days A-licensees licensed cannabis distributors unique ID/batch number pre-made or purchased Premises Diagram onsite consumption of cannabis goods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises compliance with regulations cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) secondary package Proposed Section 40133 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles California Department of Public Health health claims 2021 recent news cannabis plants basic nutritional information Owner laboratory quality assurance license review process commercial cannabis manufacturing cannabis adult-use products annual license application some nutritional facts California Department of Public Health (CDPH) diagram of the business’s layout property for the commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational Form # CDPH-9041 destruction of cannabis goods final form cannabis training topicals The California Department of Public Health's no infusion of nicotine nonlaboratory quality control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 product guidelines informational panel meat and seafood, and other products remove THC/CBD commercial kitchens sanitary workplaces Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Individual Owner 2021 fines alcoholic beverages financial interest holder Moisture Content Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Temporary Cannabis Event MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH list of artificial food colorings licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers track and trace system Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Percentage of ownership designated structure 100 mg of THC per package Ethanol compliance with local jurisdiction Application Checklist Financial Interest cannabis event organizer license inhalable cannabis Retailer (Type 10) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices identity of the product exit packaging Type S share facility space Transition Period contaminant free convicted of a substantially related crime Bond and Insurance Information public Licensee Lookup Tool adult-use commercial cannabis activity at least 20% ownership interest operating premises concentrate hydrocarbon-based solvents sugar cannabis market commercial cannabis manufacturers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) inventory disposal and destruction methods three cannabis licensing authorities M-license Criminal History Carbon Dioxide (CO2) access to the area(s) health impacts of cannabis conducting quality assurance review Licensee Lookup Tool Seller’s permit number Arranging for laboratory testing recordkeeping Local Issuing Authority 2021 problems extraction Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) investment into a commercial cannabis business Distributor transport the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) chain of custody Cultivation less than 10,000 Terpenoids Testing an officer or director of a cannabis business ingredient list manufacturing Edibles– Products packaging and labeling Mycotoxins Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods tobacco products capsules product as a candy prohibited opaque exit package Fingerprints scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises aggregate interest of 20% or more Business Information government warning statement label M-licensees exception for testing laboratories minimum standards for extraction processes ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MCSB’s temporary license application licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Personnel Requirements Temporary event up to 4 days allergen information Food-grade Butter/Oil Heavy Metals Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacture cannabis products cannabis cartoons supply chain manufacturing cannabis products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery waste disposal procedures for inventory control valid waiver sales of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) dried flower MCSB licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Completed Temporary License Application Form Financial information shipping manifest The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Temporary License Application extracts Cannabinoids Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing separate applications 600-foot radius of a school edible products testing methods payable to the state of California written procedures for inventory control 2021 updates regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Identifying information and more.

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


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