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

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


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