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

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


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