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

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


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