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

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


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