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

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


Last updated on November 24, 2020



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