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

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


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