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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 tamper-evident Temporary event up to 4 days re-sealable scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises track and trace system Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Business Organizational stickers packaging and labeling requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) 2020 proposed changes extraction Category I Residual Pesticides Testing packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities contaminants investment into a commercial cannabis business licensing scheme labeling Completed Temporary License Application Form Proposition 65 period of 120 days Temporary License Application Information at least 99% purity LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary License Application limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Licensee Information ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing basic nutritional information Transport vehicles alarm system regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis license review process testing methods Live Scans for each owner structure and formation documents access to the area(s) child-resistant outer package unique ID/batch number Distributor transport Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) conducting quality assurance review identity of the product vape cartridges annual license application Physical address disposal California Department of Public Health (CDPH) secured area Premises diagram The California Department of Public Health's alcoholic beverages 100 mg of THC per package Type S share facility space M-license local jurisdiction’s requirements quality control tobacco products Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) waste management laws ingredient list must enter certain events onsite consumption of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis products CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing concentrate Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products disclosure of all criminal convictions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market consumption of alcohol or tobacco CO2 and ethanol extractions opaque exit package Fingerprints remove THC/CBD Heavy Metals Testing payable to the state of California Local Authorization Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with regulations cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2020 new laws Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) finished product loop system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business supply chain 2020 updates government warning statement label inventory Edibles– Products list of artificial food colorings Proposed Section 40133 regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California separate applications The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) conditional license California Department of Public Health cannabis cultivation licensing cultivation Individual Owner security 120 days small product packaging transportation topicals CDPH-issued universal symbol packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Personnel Requirements manufacture cannabis products cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Microbusiness cannabis waste limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package sampling standards protocol public Licensee Lookup Tool Percentage of ownership Category II Residual Pesticides Testing sugar secondary package potentially-hazardous foods an officer or director of a cannabis business convicted of a substantially related crime regulatory framework disposal and destruction methods licensing cannabis microbusinesses destruction of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 exit packaging surety bond MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Identifying information Operating Procedures hydrocarbon-based solvents Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) A-license and an M-license product guidelines Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing activities Water/Food-grade Dry Ice extracts financial interest holder Ethanol 2020 important information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Jurisdictions ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS tinctures Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing transportation of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis sales and/or consumption temporary license Local Issuing Authority capsules cannabis adult-use products aggregate interest of 20% or more Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transport cannabis goods to retailer 2020 regulations public health and safety Bond in the amount of $5,000 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2020 fines Retailer (Type 10) storage of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Licensees THC levels shipping manifest hang tag or a peel-back label testing of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity inhalable cannabis sanitary workplaces laboratory quality assurance A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products exception for testing laboratories commercial cannabis activity allergen information edible products premises diagram paper inserted into the packaging motor carrier permit Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing three state cannabis-licensing authorities infusion mandated warning statements manufacturing practices cannabis industries Cannabinoids Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity edibles packaging opaque meat and seafood, and other products primary panel requirements Track and Trace CDTFA seller’s permit amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package procedures for inventory control the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) definition of owner security and cannabis waste disposal 2020 revisions inventory and quality control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories product as a candy prohibited 2020 laws volatile solvent no infusion of alcohol contaminant free Premises Information medicinal and adult-use or both markets commercial kitchens designated structure Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis plants 600 foot radius of a school equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business Information member manager local jurisdiction authorization Bond and Insurance Information chain of custody The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) certified by a California-licensed engineer Butane/Hexane/Propane Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Financial Interest MCSB’s temporary license application licensed premises Owner Mechanical Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods testing lab microbusinesses immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery recordkeeping 2020 issues CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL supplemental label Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2020 recent news comply with all packaging and labeling requirements workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control sanitary and hazard-free environment no added caffeine local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Distributor Transport Only retailers local jurisdiction sales of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2020 resolutions operating procedures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers operating premises pre-made or purchased packaging and labeling medicinal commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name medicinal and adult-use markets good manufacturing practices evidence of rehabilitation evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises transporting cannabis goods manned motor vehicle Mycotoxins Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Financial information Foreign Material Testing Seller’s permit number property for the commercial cannabis activity emergency regulations Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL carbohydrates and fat per serving licensed cannabis manufacturers waste disposal managing member dried flower licensed cannabis distributors state cannabis licensing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises MCSB Application Checklist online licensing system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Transition Period manufacturing cannabis products nonlaboratory quality control Extractions using CO2 amount of sodium required limits A-license 600-foot radius of a school highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin periods of 90 days extensions Manufacturing (non-volatile) child-resistant packaging A-licensees product formulation final form Local Authorization Attachment cannabis market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest cannabis event organizer license Premises Diagram manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) activity for a period of 120 days Arranging for laboratory testing licensed cannabis cultivators amount of THC content no infusion of nicotine Criminal History Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 manufacturers who package for other producers Temporary Cannabis Event 2020 problems licensing cannabis retailers commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Moisture Content Testing licensing cannabis distributors Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates California Public Records Act 2020 compliance Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) persons 21 years of age or older distributors cannabis cartoons testing laboratories Food-grade Butter/Oil informational panel transportation and security licensed physical location (premises) Vehicle Requirements valid waiver written procedures for inventory control commercial cannabis manufacturers highly-concentrated oils or waxes minimum standards for extraction processes entry into the legal, regulated market health impacts of cannabis cannabis training three cannabis licensing authorities Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles labels not be attractive Labor peace agreement ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation compliance with local jurisdiction secondary packaging shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company some nutritional facts health claims M-licensees Terpenoids Testing requiring refrigeration medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together and more.

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


Last updated on July 31, 2020



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