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

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


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