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

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


Last updated on August 9, 2020



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