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

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


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