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

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


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