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

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


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