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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 MCSB’s temporary license application sampling standards the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board testing of cannabis goods motor carrier permit cannabis event organizer license medicinal and adult-use markets product guidelines Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Distributor transport 600-foot radius of a school disclosure of all criminal convictions transporting cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors Ethanol Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Financial information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin commercial cannabis activity 2020 laws licensing cannabis retailers sanitary and hazard-free environment paper inserted into the packaging three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2020 issues commercial cannabis manufacturing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing managing member licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 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a Government medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity online licensing system Distributor Transport Only consumption of alcohol or tobacco Premises diagram adult-use commercial cannabis activity laboratory quality assurance structure and formation documents recordkeeping commercial cannabis products primary panel requirements Edibles– Products distributors medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis waste track and trace system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing unique ID/batch number Bond in the amount of $5,000 aggregate interest of 20% or more Mechanical ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS infusion hydrocarbon-based solvents list of artificial food colorings shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Proposition 65 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL convicted of a substantially related crime manufacturing activities member manager mandated warning statements Local Jurisdictions requiring refrigeration 2020 problems product formulation financial interest holder shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) basic nutritional information 2020 compliance property for the commercial cannabis activity Foreign Material Testing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods topicals disposal identity of the product CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturing cannabis products Moisture Content Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale payable to the state of California purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands period of 120 days cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2020 important information entry into the legal, regulated market licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Mycotoxins Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities re-sealable extracts diagram of the business’s layout Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis adult-use products sugar manufacturing practices The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Financial Interest CDPH-issued universal symbol manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Vehicle Requirements Application Checklist persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Microbusiness A-licensees allergen information waste management laws finished product limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving local jurisdiction’s requirements LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial kitchens manufacturing Operating Procedures loop system premises diagram equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business Organizational Temporary Cannabis Event cannabis cultivation licensing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division public health and safety valid waiver testing lab A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity minimum standards for extraction processes Transition Period California Public Records Act extraction Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control procedures for inventory control packaging and labeling requirements Criminal History inventory and quality control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Temporary event up to 4 days supplemental label emergency regulations 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market investment into a commercial cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 fines compliance with local jurisdiction Individual Owner commercial cannabis manufacturing in California MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Personnel Requirements supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products pre-made or purchased opaque exit package Identifying information Local Authorization transportation of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 child-resistant outer package 600 foot radius of a school some nutritional facts The California Department of Public Health's Bond and Insurance Information Local Authorization Attachment 2020 resolutions transport cannabis goods to retailer Percentage of ownership stickers compliance with regulations separate applications licensed physical location (premises) meat and seafood, and other products licensed cannabis manufacturers cannabis market Cultivation less than 10,000 secondary package government warning statement label Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) product as a candy prohibited Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturers who package for other producers nonlaboratory quality control health impacts of cannabis workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 20% ownership interest inhalable cannabis required limits hang tag or a peel-back label security and cannabis waste disposal cannabis cartoons packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) definition of owner Extractions using CO2 Manufacturing (non-volatile) Licensee Information sanitary workplaces evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises A-license 2020 regulations medicinal and adult-use or both markets certified by a California-licensed engineer Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction authorization manufacturer's name no infusion of alcohol vape cartridges protocol informational panel loan provided to a commercial cannabis business amount of THC content Arranging for laboratory testing M-licensees MCSB 120 days 2020 recent news The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) access to the area(s) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Butane/Hexane/Propane scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises M-license onsite consumption of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Premises Information tamper-evident destruction of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle licensing cannabis microbusinesses Local Issuing Authority state cannabis licensing no infusion of nicotine CO2 and ethanol extractions microbusinesses supply chain Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements potentially-hazardous foods immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery edible products carbohydrates and fat per serving Retailer (nonstorefront) health claims Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) must enter certain events Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing storage of cannabis goods inventory activity for a period of 120 days labels not be attractive Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Cannabinoids Testing Retailer (Type 10) 2020 updates regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 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In addition, CBD Serving Quarantine Batch Kief Licensee UID 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) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) THC Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Quality control personnel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact Bureau Mixed-light cultivation Holding Finished product Watts per square foot Indoor cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Track-and-trace systems Proposition 65 warning statement Processor Ingredient Microorganisms Premises Specialty Cottage Outdoor Verification Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Canopy In-process material Process Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Lot Small Indoor Immature plant Adulterated Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Cultivation Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Personnel list of cannabis manufacturers Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Labeling Pathogen package flower or pre-rolls Mature plant Distribution Informational panel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) M-license infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Track and trace system Outdoor cultivation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Nursery Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) track and trace system Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component Cultivation site Validation Type 10 (Retailer) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Package Environmental pathogen Raw material Nonvolatile solvent Commercial cannabis activity Hazard Medium Outdoor Preventive controls Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Harvest Batch Processing aid Theoretical yield Department Specialty Cottage Indoor Type N – for infusions infused pre-rolls adulteration Pre-roll Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Allergen Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Applicant Infusion MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Universal symbol CBD from industrial hemp gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Request for Live Scan Wet weight Manufacture Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) cannabis concentrates Qualified individual Contact surface products similar to traditional food products prohibited THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Actual yield Processing Quality control operation Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Extraction Volatile solvent Unique identifier Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Manufacturer licensee Specialty Indoor Sanitize Limited-access area DPH-17-010E Type 11 (Distributor) Quality Topical cannabis product Cannabis product Edible cannabis product Adequate Flowering Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Small Outdoor Primary panel Dried flower Net weight Product Identity Adult-use Market Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Medium Indoor and more.


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