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

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


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