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

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


Last updated on February 24, 2021



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