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

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


Last updated on November 23, 2021



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