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

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


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