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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 100 mg of THC per package conditional license Moisture Content Testing tamper-evident commercial cannabis manufacturers Cannabis Manufacturing Live Scans for each owner storage of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis sanitary workplaces commercial cannabis manufacturing Cultivation less than 10,000 certified by a California-licensed engineer must enter certain events product as a candy prohibited Fingerprints final form recordkeeping cannabis industries separate applications cannabis market Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 microbusinesses health impacts of cannabis unique ID/batch number allergen information licensed cannabis manufacturers public health and safety Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Seller’s permit number Mycotoxins Testing convicted of a substantially related crime infusion no infusion of alcohol ownership premises is not within a Government period of 120 days supply chain medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Financial information temporary license Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products emergency regulations Type S share facility space local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis waste Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing cannabis distributors entry into the legal, regulated market Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Form # CDPH-9041 Bond in the amount of $5,000 periods of 90 days extensions list of artificial food colorings M-license property for the commercial cannabis activity cannabis training retailers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2020 regulations exception for testing laboratories investment into a commercial cannabis business California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing laboratories three cannabis licensing authorities online licensing system inventory and quality control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises disclosure of all criminal convictions mandated warning statements Proposition 65 labels not be attractive destruction of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturing extracts secondary packaging Mechanical inventory CDTFA seller’s permit distributors adult-use commercial cannabis activity small product packaging nonlaboratory quality control Ethanol Local Authorization tobacco products opaque exit package Temporary License Application annual license application A-license and an M-license transportation purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Proposed Section 40133 informational panel surety bond disposal and destruction methods security 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Manufacturing (non-volatile) Temporary Cannabis Event packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls an officer or director of a cannabis business child-resistant outer package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Diagram product formulation regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises operating procedures Premises Information packaging and labeling Carbon Dioxide (CO2) carbohydrates and fat per serving Bond and Insurance Information Distributor transport Vehicle Requirements manufacture cannabis products loop system supplemental label minimum standards for extraction processes contaminant free Transition Period cannabis plants highly-concentrated oils or waxes shared-use manufacturing facilities Individual Owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements M-licensees Identifying information Retailer (nonstorefront) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) packaging Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates compliance with regulations procedures for inventory control Butane/Hexane/Propane laboratory quality assurance quality control Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing practices Licensees manufacturer's name at least 99% purity health claims licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis cartoons financial interest holder sugar Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 new laws aggregate interest of 20% or more cultivation cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) tinctures contaminants commercial cannabis activity Arranging for laboratory testing identity of the product remove THC/CBD protocol licensed physical location (premises) 2020 issues Category I Residual Pesticides Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents regulatory framework Personnel Requirements chain of custody Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System 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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) access to the area(s) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2020 proposed changes testing methods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company waste disposal medicinal commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Business Information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no infusion of nicotine designated structure Extractions using CO2 topicals capsules Temporary License Application Information licensed premises medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's manned motor vehicle Percentage of ownership Microbusiness Retailer (Type 10) Owner CO2 and ethanol extractions structure and formation documents persons 21 years of age or older Operating Procedures 2020 compliance paper inserted into the packaging Water/Food-grade Dry Ice edible products 2020 updates extraction THC levels Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Terpenoids Testing finished product stickers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensing scheme CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) some nutritional facts LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2020 revisions 2020 recent news Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Completed Temporary License Application Form local jurisdiction authorization pre-made or purchased public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturers who package for other producers onsite consumption of cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days 2020 laws concentrate CDPH-9041 volatile solvent conducting quality assurance review onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment evidence of rehabilitation 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In addition, Canopy Pathogen MCSB 90-day extension periods products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Small Indoor Mixed-light cultivation Holding Department Track and trace system Nonvolatile solvent Qualified individual Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Labeling Premises Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Package Component Process Watts per square foot Ingredient Hazard Validation Theoretical yield Contact surface infused pre-rolls cannabis concentrates Adulterated Commercial cannabis activity Type N – for infusions Volatile solvent Actual yield Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Microorganisms Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Outdoor Net weight Quality Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Flowering Type 11 (Distributor) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Topical cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track-and-trace systems cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) In-process material Verification Nonmanufactured cannabis product Infusion UID Pest Bureau adulteration Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Processing Manufacture gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Indoor cultivation Extraction Outdoor cultivation package flower or pre-rolls Wet weight Cannabis product Cultivation Type P – for packaging and labeling only Dried flower Personnel DPH-17-010E Pre-roll Lot Allergen cross-contact Processor Batch Quarantine Cultivation site Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Sanitize Mixed-light Tier 1 Kief Monitor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Licensee Raw material Distribution Immature plant Allergen infused butters and oils as concentrates Quality control personnel Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Mature plant M-license Adequate Edible cannabis product Nursery Serving Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Small Outdoor Limited-access area Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Indoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 10 (Retailer) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) CBD Product Identity Specialty Cottage Indoor Finished product Medium Outdoor Applicant Quality control operation Medium Indoor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Primary panel Adult-use Market Request for Live Scan Processing aid 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) Preventive controls Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Informational panel Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Manufacturer licensee Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Universal symbol track and trace system Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Proposition 65 warning statement Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Environmental pathogen Harvest Batch and more.


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