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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


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disposal online licensing system onsite consumption of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis training exception for testing laboratories supplemental label Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority periods of 90 days extensions Business Organizational no infusion of nicotine regulatory framework 2020 new laws Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) testing lab waste disposal CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial kitchens Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) secured area Temporary License Application Information infusion 2020 laws testing laboratories nonlaboratory quality control Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Local Authorization Attachment evidence of rehabilitation 600-foot radius of a school small product packaging primary panel requirements loan provided to a commercial cannabis business workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control surety bond no added caffeine 100 mg of THC per package transporting cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements Business Information operating procedures managing member ingredient list 2020 regulations child-resistant packaging re-sealable 2020 problems certified by a California-licensed engineer shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business vape cartridges Edibles– Products Heavy Metals Testing CDTFA seller’s permit aggregate interest of 20% or more conditional license Terpenoids Testing Cannabinoids Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS track and trace system product as a candy prohibited limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act public health and safety 2020 resolutions property for the commercial cannabis activity separate applications Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis cartoons procedures for inventory control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cultivation Track and Trace loop system 120 days MCSB’s temporary license application A-license Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturer's name Temporary event up to 4 days hang tag or a peel-back label Live Scans for each owner retailers the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) secondary packaging 2020 recent news financial interest holder emergency regulations Financial Interest diagram of the business’s layout regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis exit packaging meat and seafood, and other products ownership premises is not within a Government at least 20% ownership interest tobacco products Licensee Information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis activity cannabis market licensing cannabis microbusinesses CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensed cannabis distributors supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturing activities labeling cannabis adult-use products cannabis event organizer license manufacturing practices persons 21 years of age or older chain of custody Mycotoxins Testing Extractions using CO2 written procedures for inventory control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Arranging for laboratory testing Manufacturing (non-volatile) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch structure and formation documents Distributor transport access to the area(s) Operating Procedures amount of sodium licensing cannabis distributors opaque exit package Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Microbusiness stickers inventory and quality control delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods contaminants California Public Records Act entry into the legal, regulated market Temporary Cannabis Event limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving shipping manifest sales of cannabis goods annual license application 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market some nutritional facts product formulation Individual Owner designated structure purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands public Licensee Lookup Tool Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 tamper-evident informational panel labels not be attractive packaging and labeling requirements licensing scheme motor carrier permit CDPH-9041 cannabis plants manned motor vehicle extraction The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Temporary License Application medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Licensees BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation commercial cannabis manufacturers sugar sanitary and hazard-free environment security good manufacturing practices Retailer (Type 10) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cannabis Manufacturing laboratory quality assurance operating premises Transition Period Local Authorization list of artificial food colorings Butane/Hexane/Propane quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls dried flower Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) local jurisdiction authorization medicinal commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction Transport vehicles alarm system three state cannabis-licensing authorities adult-use commercial cannabis activity consumption of alcohol or tobacco Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Premises diagram 2020 proposed changes conducting quality assurance review M-license recordkeeping sampling standards Seller’s permit number Identifying information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transport cannabis goods to retailer amount of THC content shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Vehicle Requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CO2 and ethanol extractions Percentage of ownership contaminant free commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis sales and/or consumption topicals mandated warning statements government warning statement label period of 120 days finished product final form secondary package California Department of Public Health Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles requiring refrigeration Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) convicted of a substantially related crime 2020 fines storage of cannabis goods supply chain manufacture cannabis products licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers health impacts of cannabis Completed Temporary License Application Form investment into a commercial cannabis business testing 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A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity license review process highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin carbohydrates and fat per serving payable to the state of California A-license and an M-license Mechanical minimum standards for extraction processes capsules no infusion of alcohol Criminal History edibles packaging opaque at least 99% purity Ethanol medicinal and adult-use or both markets manufacturing cannabis products licensed physical location (premises) tinctures 2020 revisions sanitary workplaces definition of owner disposal Physical address activity for a period of 120 days unique ID/batch number inhalable cannabis LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Food-grade Butter/Oil commercial cannabis manufacturing activity The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600 foot radius of a school paper inserted into the packaging Labor peace agreement comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 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In addition, THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package THC Pre-roll Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Informational panel Allergen UID Theoretical yield Serving Primary panel Volatile solvent Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Licensee cannabis concentrates Edible cannabis product Component Adult-use Market Holding Pest Commercial cannabis activity Premises Nonmanufactured cannabis product MCSB 90-day extension periods Distribution Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Outdoor In-process material Nonvolatile solvent Bureau Small Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 infused butters and oils as concentrates Limited-access area Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Department Type 11 (Distributor) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Medium Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Hazard Quality control personnel Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Immature plant Lot alternate use of a manufacturing premises Environmental pathogen Indoor cultivation Validation Quality Sanitize Topical cannabis product Adequate Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Manufacturer licensee Contact surface Raw material Cultivation site Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only 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) Watts per square foot Specialty Cottage Outdoor Specialty Indoor CBD Adulterated Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) infused pre-rolls Actual yield Type 12 (Microbusiness) Infusion Small Indoor Type N – for infusions Allergen cross-contact Processing aid Outdoor cultivation Preventive controls Universal symbol Type P – for packaging and labeling only Specialty Cottage Indoor Proposition 65 warning statement Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Product Identity Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Harvest Batch Finished product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Microorganisms Processor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Personnel CBD from industrial hemp Kief Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Cultivation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Request for Live Scan Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Mixed-light cultivation M-license Batch Unique identifier Quality control operation Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Net weight Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Extraction Nursery Package Cannabis product Mature plant Manufacture Track and trace system adulteration gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Canopy Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) track and trace system Labeling Quarantine Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Applicant Ingredient Wet weight Mixed-light Tier 1 Monitor Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) DPH-17-010E Track-and-trace systems Type 10 (Retailer) Medium Indoor Qualified individual Processing Verification Dried flower Process Flowering Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


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