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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2022 important information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control waste disposal disposal Arranging for laboratory testing Fingerprints at least 20% ownership interest meat and seafood, and other products an officer or director of a cannabis business Track and Trace no infusion of nicotine 2022 new laws Microbusiness manufacture cannabis products aggregate interest of 20% or more Seller’s permit number Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Mechanical labeling Retailer (Type 10) valid waiver packaging and labeling requirements compliance with regulations disposal and destruction methods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing transportation and security local jurisdiction’s requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Premises Information Local Jurisdictions informational panel conducting quality assurance review Individual Owner Water/Food-grade Dry Ice sales of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Authorization supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products manufacturing 600 foot radius of a school disclosure of all criminal convictions small product packaging licensed physical location (premises) The California Department of Public Health's Form # CDPH-9041 evidence of rehabilitation secondary packaging Cannabis Manufacturing re-sealable separate applications The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial kitchens security and cannabis waste disposal M-license consumption of alcohol or tobacco extracts Live Scans for each owner MCSB’s temporary license application sanitary and hazard-free environment microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Retailer (nonstorefront) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS pre-made or purchased volatile solvent Local Authorization Attachment licensed cannabis cultivators CDPH-9041 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods public health and safety Physical address CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing inventory and quality control Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Moisture Content Testing opaque exit package sanitary workplaces Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles convicted of a substantially related crime quality control edible products licensed cannabis manufacturers primary panel requirements cannabis market Distributor transport Licensee Information periods of 90 days extensions ownership premises is not within a Government commercial cannabis products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manufacturer's name 2022 regulations dried flower tamper-evident highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin finished product Temporary event up to 4 days transporting cannabis goods onsite consumption of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufacturing (non-volatile) member manager purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands testing lab Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing activities Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) conditional license Licensees cannabis adult-use products cannabis training 2022 proposed changes loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2022 laws Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Lookup Tool Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2022 recent news commercial cannabis manufacturing in California no added caffeine allergen information track and trace system Vehicle Requirements commercial cannabis activity temporary license 2022 compliance 600-foot radius of a school licensing scheme final form license review process contaminants medicinal commercial cannabis activity destruction of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information state cannabis licensing product guidelines Cannabinoids Testing retailers security mandated warning statements cannabis cultivation licensing Financial information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing vape cartridges Application Checklist annual license application access to the area(s) highly-concentrated oils or waxes distributors medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises regulatory framework Transport vehicles alarm system activity for a period of 120 days payable to the state of California alcoholic beverages medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity health impacts of cannabis loop system Terpenoids Testing sampling standards structure and formation documents commercial cannabis manufacturing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) investment into a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories online licensing system licensing cannabis retailers Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Local Issuing Authority transportation of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit laboratory quality assurance child-resistant outer package diagram of the business’s layout testing laboratories Labor peace agreement manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) A-license Cultivation less than 10,000 list of artificial food colorings tobacco products infusion good manufacturing practices cannabis plants Edibles– Products 2022 issues ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis waste persons 21 years of age or older Butane/Hexane/Propane hydrocarbon-based solvents licensed premises Percentage of ownership Business Organizational limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package THC levels three cannabis licensing authorities 2022 fines emergency regulations definition of owner sugar local jurisdiction certified by a California-licensed engineer California Public Records Act 2022 revisions packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Temporary License Application Completed Temporary License Application Form exit packaging licensing cannabis microbusinesses financial interest holder entry into the legal, regulated market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control inhalable cannabis chain of custody Type S share facility space cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 100 mg of THC per package supply chain CO2 and ethanol extractions Food-grade Butter/Oil California Department of Public Health exception for testing laboratories at least 99% purity protocol amount of sodium Criminal History operating procedures manufacturing practices Ethanol amount of THC content cannabis sales and/or consumption Temporary Cannabis Event child-resistant packaging Heavy Metals Testing product formulation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) secondary package identity of the product Carbon Dioxide (CO2) labels not be attractive product as a candy prohibited supplemental label Mycotoxins Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving MCSB managing member cannabis event organizer license required limits minimum standards for extraction processes licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises property for the commercial cannabis activity Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products concentrate The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) contaminant free edibles packaging opaque packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Premises Diagram storage of cannabis goods procedures for inventory control Premises diagram cultivation paper inserted into the packaging basic nutritional information potentially-hazardous foods cannabis industries topicals shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company stickers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Extractions using CO2 waste management laws adult-use commercial cannabis activity operating premises Business Information capsules remove THC/CBD licensed cannabis distributors ingredient list transportation designated structure surety bond local jurisdiction authorization licensing cannabis distributors government warning statement label testing of cannabis goods Operating Procedures local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) CDPH-issued universal symbol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Foreign Material Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Personnel Requirements no infusion of alcohol 2022 resolutions Financial Interest A-licensees premises diagram extraction manned motor vehicle health claims Temporary License Application Information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2022 updates Proposed Section 40133 Identifying information inventory recordkeeping cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis cartoons packaging and labeling comply with all packaging and labeling requirements amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package requiring refrigeration public Licensee Lookup Tool shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit manufacturers who package for other producers testing methods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult-use markets regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis tinctures A-license and an M-license scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 120 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 transport cannabis goods to retailer Distributor Transport Only written procedures for inventory control manufacturing cannabis products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Owner 2022 problems must enter certain events unique ID/batch number Transition Period some nutritional facts Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 M-licensees commercial cannabis manufacturers shared-use manufacturing facilities three state cannabis-licensing authorities secured area hang tag or a peel-back label shipping manifest period of 120 days LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Proposition 65 compliance with local jurisdiction motor carrier permit and more.

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


Last updated on January 22, 2022



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