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

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


Last updated on April 4, 2020



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