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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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

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


Last updated on November 27, 2021



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