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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 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements contaminant free Temporary Cannabis Event Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch waste management laws infusion compliance with local jurisdiction ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) opaque exit package local jurisdiction authorization security and cannabis waste disposal 2021 important information track and trace system Distributor transport evidence of rehabilitation Licensee Lookup Tool ingredient list Live Scans for each owner Vehicle Requirements medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis sales and/or consumption highly-concentrated oils or waxes California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 conditional license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Industrial Hemp Advisory Board testing laboratories Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Manufacturing (non-volatile) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-issued universal symbol extracts child-resistant packaging government warning statement label Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2021 recent news list of artificial food colorings LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Temporary event up to 4 days Edibles– Products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California at least 20% ownership interest product formulation transportation dried flower recordkeeping 2021 regulations testing of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) A-license waste disposal medicinal and adult-use or both markets Premises diagram topicals regulatory framework manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) period of 120 days Foreign Material Testing microbusinesses license review process CO2 and ethanol extractions no infusion of nicotine Local Authorization carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacture cannabis products MCSB amount of sodium product as a candy prohibited three state cannabis-licensing authorities MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH payable to the state of California at least 99% purity cannabis event organizer license pre-made or purchased sugar amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package contaminants protocol Ethanol volatile solvent Premises Diagram transportation and security Type S share facility space periods of 90 days extensions retailers Temporary License Application Information Financial information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice diagram of the business’s layout CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing health claims testing methods Cultivation less than 10,000 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles M-licensees testing lab quality control CDTFA seller’s permit exception for testing laboratories inventory and quality control disposal and destruction methods child-resistant outer package The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2021 updates annual license application identity of the product manufacturers who package for other producers entry into the legal, regulated market labeling informational panel MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis waste cannabis industries Seller’s permit number licensed cannabis manufacturers operating premises manufacturing practices Financial Interest distributors definition of owner Identifying information 2021 fines secondary package loop system some nutritional facts sanitary workplaces Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cultivation convicted of a substantially related crime CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together investment into a commercial cannabis business Distributor Transport Only Mechanical Microbusiness A-license and an M-license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 The California Department of Public Health's commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis products Completed Temporary License Application Form supplemental label local jurisdiction’s requirements 2021 resolutions Cannabinoids Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities Heavy Metals Testing licensing cannabis retailers Retailer (Type 10) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Proposition 65 re-sealable Percentage of ownership Temporary License Application adult-use commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business ownership premises is not within a Government Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed physical location (premises) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act surety bond licensed premises Physical address licensing scheme Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) separate applications requiring refrigeration access to the area(s) no infusion of alcohol meat and seafood, and other products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery laboratory quality assurance Application Checklist Mycotoxins Testing mandated warning statements inventory Operating Procedures stickers 600 foot radius of a school workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control supply chain Business Organizational state cannabis licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch property for the commercial cannabis activity manned motor vehicle tinctures Cannabis Manufacturing Owner manufacturing cannabis products packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls allergen information cannabis plants 2021 compliance tamper-evident BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market tobacco products Arranging for laboratory testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers alcoholic beverages 600-foot radius of a school capsules 120 days compliance with regulations regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal commercial cannabis activity security Local Jurisdictions Food-grade Butter/Oil Criminal History paper inserted into the packaging hydrocarbon-based solvents three cannabis licensing authorities manufacturer's name licensed cannabis cultivators onsite consumption of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) extraction aggregate interest of 20% or more potentially-hazardous foods commercial cannabis activity financial interest holder licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods valid waiver delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Extractions using CO2 Local Issuing Authority storage of cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business managing member cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis cartoons transporting cannabis goods inhalable cannabis transport cannabis goods to retailer Retailer (nonstorefront) amount of THC content consumption of alcohol or tobacco Premises Information disclosure of all criminal convictions Category I Residual Pesticides Testing sampling standards A-licensees licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 2021 problems product guidelines cannabis adult-use products M-license commercial kitchens cannabis market Fingerprints Licensee Information basic nutritional information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Terpenoids Testing good manufacturing practices 2021 revisions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) edibles packaging opaque temporary license structure and formation documents public health and safety Labor peace agreement 2021 issues no added caffeine packaging and labeling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) chain of custody motor carrier permit Track and Trace California Public Records Act must enter certain events hang tag or a peel-back label Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) written procedures for inventory control concentrate certified by a California-licensed engineer remove THC/CBD health impacts of cannabis nonlaboratory quality control packaging and labeling requirements local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2021 new laws Proposed Section 40133 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Individual Owner 2021 laws Carbon Dioxide (CO2) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing cannabis microbusinesses small product packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment 100 mg of THC per package equity interest in a commercial cannabis business finished product public Licensee Lookup Tool emergency regulations Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company unique ID/batch number disposal Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products required limits evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises THC levels member manager highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin primary panel requirements Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) medicinal and adult-use markets Business Information 2021 proposed changes persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Transition Period activity for a period of 120 days the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Moisture Content Testing transportation of cannabis goods secondary packaging purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands destruction of cannabis goods final form conducting quality assurance review Personnel Requirements vape cartridges cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis distributors licensed cannabis distributors scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises packaging Local Authorization Attachment procedures for inventory control sales of cannabis goods labels not be attractive secured area persons 21 years of age or older California Department of Public Health designated structure edible products shipping manifest online licensing system Licensees premises diagram Bond in the amount of $5,000 Form # CDPH-9041 exit packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Butane/Hexane/Propane minimum standards for extraction processes operating procedures manufacturing activities cannabis training and more.

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


Last updated on January 20, 2021



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