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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding written procedures for inventory control Labor peace agreement Industrial Hemp Advisory Board managing member Retailer (nonstorefront) Business Organizational health impacts of cannabis onsite consumption of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements Category II Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California informational panel Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Butane/Hexane/Propane Identifying information MCSB product as a candy prohibited adult-use commercial cannabis activity Seller’s permit number operating premises tobacco products transportation and security Bond in the amount of $5,000 annual license application evidence of rehabilitation procedures for inventory control Live Scans for each owner certified by a California-licensed engineer CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing 2021 issues secured area highly-concentrated oils or waxes convicted of a substantially related crime pre-made or purchased testing methods carbohydrates and fat per serving Microbusiness 2021 resolutions The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) transportation loan provided to a commercial cannabis business amount of THC content supply chain Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing Cannabis Manufacturing persons 21 years of age or older period of 120 days concentrate alcoholic beverages Mycotoxins Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Issuing Authority transport cannabis goods to retailer dried flower Operating Procedures Financial Interest Owner cannabis cultivation licensing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package designated structure hang tag or a peel-back label aggregate interest of 20% or more public health and safety testing of cannabis goods 2021 revisions Premises Diagram Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) secondary package Mechanical A-license and an M-license requiring refrigeration testing lab sampling standards Water/Food-grade Dry Ice secondary packaging list of artificial food colorings medicinal and adult-use markets operating procedures final form Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates paper inserted into the packaging property for the commercial cannabis activity track and trace system immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction commercial kitchens Fingerprints vape cartridges financial interest holder premises diagram Retailer (Type 10) retailers compliance with regulations local jurisdiction’s requirements separate applications product formulation medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Bond and Insurance Information emergency regulations at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis products potentially-hazardous foods 2021 updates licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises M-license manufacturing cannabis products 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LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Proposition 65 licensed cannabis distributors mandated warning statements licensed premises microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDPH-9041 shared-use manufacturing facilities Application Checklist shipping manifest cultivation infusion an officer or director of a cannabis business recordkeeping medicinal and adult-use or both markets manufacturer's name disposal cannabis waste cannabis market conducting quality assurance review Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 600 foot radius of a school medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together health claims opaque exit package Manufacturing (non-volatile) identity of the product inhalable cannabis investment into a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving conditional license Business Information 2021 proposed changes BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 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Edibles– Products member manager M-licensees Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) some nutritional facts child-resistant outer package re-sealable ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Authorization security periods of 90 days extensions volatile solvent Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Temporary Cannabis Event purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands allergen information primary panel requirements Track and Trace 2021 regulations diagram of the business’s layout THC levels cannabis plants manufacturing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale CDPH-issued universal symbol manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package Type S share facility space shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company consumption of alcohol or tobacco surety bond edibles packaging opaque 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In addition, Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Manufacturer licensee Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Outdoor Serving UID 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) THC Small Indoor Volatile solvent Mixed-light cultivation Pest Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) infused butters and oils as concentrates alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Primary panel Net weight Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Theoretical yield Department Small Outdoor Licensee Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Canopy Lot Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Quality control personnel Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adulterated Specialty Cottage Outdoor Pathogen Type N – for infusions Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA M-license Adult-use Market cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints CBD Nonmanufactured cannabis product MCSB 90-day extension periods products similar to traditional food products prohibited Proposition 65 warning statement Verification Indoor cultivation Contact surface Mixed-light Tier 2 Immature plant Kief Bureau Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Qualified individual Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Batch Finished product Specialty Cottage Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Limited-access area Mature plant Quality Flowering Validation Unique identifier Ingredient Nursery Holding Monitor Premises cannabis concentrates Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Request for Live Scan Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Extraction Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 11 (Distributor) track and trace system Processor Processing Medium Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Applicant Track and trace system CBD from industrial hemp Watts per square foot Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Personnel Wet weight Specialty Indoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Track-and-trace systems Dried flower Manufacture Environmental pathogen list of cannabis manufacturers Processing aid Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Quarantine Informational panel Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cultivation site Raw material Allergen Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Universal symbol infused pre-rolls Actual yield Allergen cross-contact Type 12 (Microbusiness) Process Product Identity Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Topical cannabis product Sanitize Adequate Cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Distribution Microorganisms Labeling Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pre-roll Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Outdoor cultivation Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Quality control operation adulteration Medium Indoor Harvest Batch In-process material Type 10 (Retailer) Infusion Package Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Preventive controls Component Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Hazard and more.


Last updated on October 19, 2021



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