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

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


Last updated on July 9, 2020



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