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

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


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