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

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


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