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

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


Last updated on July 22, 2021



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