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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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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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