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

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


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