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

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


Last updated on September 21, 2021



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