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

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


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