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

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


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