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

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


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