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

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


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