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

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


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