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

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


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