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

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


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