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

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

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