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

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


Last updated on July 22, 2021



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