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

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


Last updated on October 22, 2020



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