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

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


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