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

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


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