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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2020



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