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

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


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