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

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


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