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

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


Last updated on October 22, 2020



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