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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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