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

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


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