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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

Last updated on October 17, 2020

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