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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 Retailer (nonstorefront) Temporary License Application licensed cannabis manufacturers Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises California Department of Public Health (CDPH) waste disposal investment into a commercial cannabis business managing member informational panel 600-foot radius of a school commercial kitchens secondary package manufacturing activities Individual Owner motor carrier permit Temporary License Application Information cannabis cultivation licensing inventory and quality control convicted of a substantially related crime Business Organizational temporary license chain of custody no added caffeine 2021 fines supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products remove THC/CBD storage of cannabis goods Premises Information Application Checklist immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Business Information Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates periods of 90 days extensions CO2 and ethanol extractions meat and seafood, and other products Local Issuing Authority three state cannabis-licensing authorities Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturing topicals Temporary Cannabis Event licensed premises 2021 new laws labeling evidence of rehabilitation tinctures licensing cannabis distributors activity for a period of 120 days sanitary and hazard-free environment ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2021 regulations health claims sugar opaque exit package small product packaging Financial information purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing secondary packaging labels not be attractive testing methods extraction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing requiring refrigeration supplemental label Distributor Transport Only commercial cannabis 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holder The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MCSB’s temporary license application Cannabinoids Testing local jurisdiction no infusion of alcohol Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit tobacco products highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use markets entry into the legal, regulated market onsite consumption of cannabis goods supply chain at least 20% ownership interest Owner retailers cannabis cartoons Mycotoxins Testing track and trace system Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) The California Department of Public Health's good manufacturing practices loop system license review process concentrate at least 99% purity Financial Interest highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin waste management laws Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2021 recent news shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company A-license and an M-license packaging and labeling 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fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) some nutritional facts LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing scheme Local Authorization Attachment M-licensees designated structure Criminal History three cannabis licensing authorities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division tamper-evident 2021 important information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) written procedures for inventory control government warning statement label Manufacturing (non-volatile) Physical address Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing contaminant free Mechanical Premises Diagram list of artificial food colorings Bond and Insurance Information Foreign Material Testing microbusinesses Labor peace agreement licensed cannabis distributors secured area property for the commercial cannabis activity surety bond disclosure of all criminal convictions dried flower Licensee Information cultivation persons 21 years of age or older operating premises Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 member manager Fingerprints cannabis waste carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis industries Track and Trace Cannabis Manufacturing Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Identifying information Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis adult-use products an officer or director of a cannabis business conducting quality assurance review conditional license 120 days ownership premises is not within a Government consumption of alcohol or tobacco The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) compliance with regulations exit packaging edible products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing cannabis products volatile solvent state cannabis licensing Terpenoids Testing cannabis training Moisture Content Testing health impacts of cannabis medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an 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compliance 2021 problems onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Licensees CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial cannabis manufacturing in California no infusion of nicotine medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together diagram of the business’s layout Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale separate applications equity interest in a commercial cannabis business testing of cannabis goods transport cannabis goods to retailer manufacturers who package for other producers period of 120 days Local Jurisdictions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises amount of THC content and more.

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


Last updated on October 13, 2021



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