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

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


Last updated on July 22, 2021



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