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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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