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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 Cannabis Manufacturing no infusion of alcohol dried flower scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises child-resistant outer package financial interest holder amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Issuing Authority Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) opaque exit package transporting cannabis goods 2018 fines the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) product as a candy prohibited track and trace system ingredient list motor carrier permit chain of custody Physical address meat and seafood, and other products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Edibles– Products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Temporary event up to 4 days Type S share facility space procedures for inventory control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business topicals manufacturing cannabis products 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Requirements 120 days cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Fingerprints Seller’s permit number disposal and destruction methods Retailer (nonstorefront) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Operating Procedures periods of 90 days extensions licensed cannabis cultivators loop system shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit public Licensee Lookup Tool security and cannabis waste disposal local jurisdiction authorization minimum standards for extraction processes hang tag or a peel-back label Criminal History disposal Extractions using CO2 Premises Information conducting quality assurance review at least 99% purity good manufacturing practices tobacco products entry into the legal, regulated market designated structure license review process highly-concentrated oils or waxes BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Industrial Hemp Advisory Board The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers tamper-evident 2018 updates Licensee Lookup Tool Arranging for laboratory testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Transition Period Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing practices infusion 600 foot radius of a school hydrocarbon-based solvents purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands The California Department of Public Health's surety bond destruction of cannabis goods payable to the state of California testing lab remove THC/CBD Water/Food-grade Dry Ice transportation and security CDTFA seller’s permit regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California contaminant free operating premises Business Organizational Identifying information Manufacturing (non-volatile) alcoholic beverages edible products edibles packaging opaque highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensed cannabis manufacturers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturers consumption of alcohol or tobacco disclosure of all criminal convictions requiring refrigeration Microbusiness medicinal and adult-use markets temporary license THC levels list of artificial food colorings California Department of Public Health (CDPH) volatile solvent CO2 and ethanol extractions LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS secured area regulatory framework storage of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division supply chain cannabis sales and/or consumption labels not be attractive medicinal and adult-use or both markets Mechanical licensed physical location (premises) premises diagram Local 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In addition, Processing aid track and trace system Serving Processor Small Outdoor Indoor cultivation Wet weight Pre-roll Adequate gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA THC Track-and-trace systems Actual yield Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor MCSB 90-day extension periods Medium Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Premises Specialty Cottage Outdoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Nursery package flower or pre-rolls Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Adult-use Market Harvest Batch Nonmanufactured cannabis product Preventive controls Bureau Product Identity Sanitize Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Mature plant CBD from industrial hemp Qualified individual Holding Pest Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) In-process material Canopy Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cultivation site Specialty Cottage Indoor cannabis concentrates Pathogen Primary panel UID Small Indoor Adulterated Applicant Process DPH-17-010E Mixed-light cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Ingredient Medium Outdoor Type 11 (Distributor) Allergen Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Processing Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Package Department Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Licensee Quality Theoretical yield Unique identifier Allergen cross-contact Request for Live Scan Dried flower Quality control personnel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) infused pre-rolls Type P – for packaging and labeling only Manufacturer licensee Extraction Limited-access area Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type N – for infusions Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) list of cannabis manufacturers Validation Quarantine Component Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Universal symbol Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Verification Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Microorganisms Infusion Edible cannabis product Topical cannabis product Distribution Monitor Informational panel Flowering Finished product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Volatile solvent CBD Quality control operation Track and trace system Kief Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Hazard Watts per square foot Lot Type 12 (Microbusiness) Cultivation Environmental pathogen Raw material 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) Immature plant Outdoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Net weight Manufacture products similar to traditional food products prohibited adulteration Labeling Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Contact surface Personnel Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) and more.


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