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

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


Last updated on October 17, 2020



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