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

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


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