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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 conducting quality assurance review local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Identifying information The California Department of Public Health's loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Temporary event up to 4 days financial interest holder California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial kitchens Butane/Hexane/Propane contaminant free Owner Cannabinoids Testing Arranging for laboratory testing activity for a period of 120 days 120 days packaging chain of custody cannabis training sanitary and hazard-free environment Percentage of ownership local jurisdiction authorization A-licensees Mechanical Physical address Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) A-license commercial cannabis manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Retailer (nonstorefront) Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch final form Type S share facility space paper inserted into the packaging mandated warning statements diagram of the business’s layout Edibles– Products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California shared-use manufacturing facilities licensing scheme licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises tamper-evident at least 99% purity good manufacturing practices onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods infusion licensed premises conditional license Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Moisture Content Testing 2021 compliance manufacturing activities Application Checklist Licensee Information medicinal commercial cannabis activity remove THC/CBD motor carrier permit disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing activity microbusinesses Track and Trace MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH disposal and destruction methods Individual Owner Ethanol laboratory quality assurance waste management laws Retailer (Type 10) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturer's name supplemental label public Licensee Lookup Tool Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis cartoons transporting cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving evidence of rehabilitation cannabis industries testing of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products alcoholic beverages sales of cannabis goods tinctures testing lab Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 100 mg of THC per package Transport vehicles alarm system BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing cannabis retailers extraction A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2021 regulations Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 property for the commercial cannabis activity Foreign Material Testing temporary license limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package consumption of alcohol or tobacco immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery requiring refrigeration Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cultivation medicinal and adult-use markets Financial Interest secondary packaging inventory and quality control member manager extracts licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories valid waiver must enter certain events shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company testing laboratories Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license an officer or director of a cannabis business carbohydrates and fat per serving product guidelines payable to the state of California manufacturing practices Licensees annual license application Cannabis Manufacturing separate applications cannabis adult-use products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 M-licensees secured area onsite consumption of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market MCSB loop system commercial cannabis activity Financial information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2021 proposed changes track and trace system premises diagram medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit amount of THC content contaminants amount of sodium 2021 fines vape cartridges manufacturers who package for other producers Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Jurisdictions edible products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Criminal History regulatory framework testing methods certified by a California-licensed engineer investment into a commercial cannabis business small product packaging Terpenoids Testing recordkeeping manufacture cannabis products CDPH-9041 Form # CDPH-9041 Business Organizational no infusion of alcohol labeling tobacco products 2021 laws nonlaboratory quality control licensed cannabis manufacturers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2021 issues Premises Diagram online licensing system Microbusiness sampling standards edibles packaging opaque CDPH-issued universal symbol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) ownership premises is not within a Government convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis waste licensed physical location (premises) operating procedures license review process MCSB’s temporary license application medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together medicinal and adult-use or both markets CO2 and ethanol extractions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transportation Bond in the amount of $5,000 Local Authorization Attachment potentially-hazardous foods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements inhalable cannabis workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Labor peace agreement protocol child-resistant packaging Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control quality control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Temporary License Application three cannabis licensing authorities period of 120 days California Public Records Act Personnel Requirements required limits state cannabis licensing health impacts of cannabis public health and safety amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 600-foot radius of a school Temporary Cannabis Event periods of 90 days extensions product formulation list of artificial food colorings sanitary workplaces THC levels health claims minimum standards for extraction processes The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Information opaque exit package Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hang tag or a peel-back label cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale designated structure manufacturing re-sealable volatile solvent manned motor vehicle persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2021 resolutions the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) identity of the product waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis distributors access to the area(s) Fingerprints cannabis market product as a candy prohibited packaging and labeling 2021 problems storage of cannabis goods security security and cannabis waste disposal basic nutritional information California Department of Public Health transport cannabis goods to retailer stickers packaging and labeling requirements no added caffeine Category II Residual Pesticides Testing structure and formation documents local jurisdiction 2021 important information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California retailers surety bond ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS compliance with regulations cannabis plants Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2021 revisions licensed cannabis cultivators Bond and Insurance Information Food-grade Butter/Oil informational panel highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin ingredient list cannabis cultivation licensing labels not be attractive sugar 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market no infusion of nicotine secondary package LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial cannabis manufacturers written procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods definition of owner 600 foot radius of a school The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Extractions using CO2 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises exit packaging CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis sales and/or consumption Temporary License Application Information Premises diagram Water/Food-grade Dry Ice transportation of cannabis goods topicals equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business Information Local Issuing Authority Heavy Metals Testing 2021 new laws Distributor transport managing member 2021 updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) capsules Transition Period dried flower concentrate 2021 recent news Distributor Transport Only manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) CDTFA seller’s permit Proposed Section 40133 exception for testing laboratories pre-made or purchased Live Scans for each owner allergen information Licensee Lookup Tool distributors primary panel requirements compliance with local jurisdiction supply chain licensed cannabis distributors scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises licensing cannabis microbusinesses hydrocarbon-based solvents operating premises shipping manifest adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes some nutritional facts aggregate interest of 20% or more child-resistant outer package Seller’s permit number Operating Procedures Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Cultivation less than 10,000 CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transportation and security M-license inventory Mycotoxins Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions government warning statement label purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands at least 20% ownership interest unique ID/batch number finished product Vehicle Requirements commercial cannabis products cannabis event organizer license emergency regulations and more.

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


Last updated on January 18, 2021



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