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

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


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