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

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


Last updated on January 12, 2021



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