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

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


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