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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 CDTFA seller’s permit temporary license disclosure of all criminal convictions 2021 compliance mandated warning statements edible products local jurisdiction’s requirements labeling licensing cannabis distributors no infusion of nicotine regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis plants conditional license an officer or director of a cannabis business Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Business Organizational Form # CDPH-9041 public health and safety Terpenoids Testing inventory and quality control annual license application A-license Food-grade Butter/Oil California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) MCSB Application Checklist Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing recordkeeping commercial cannabis activity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act basic nutritional information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sugar Identifying information labels not be attractive payable to the state of California public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturing cannabis products pre-made or purchased managing member Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturers Seller’s permit number manufacturing practices three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensed cannabis manufacturers some nutritional facts Temporary Cannabis Event CO2 and ethanol extractions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing edibles packaging opaque nonlaboratory quality control Owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis sales and/or consumption A-license and an M-license paper inserted into the packaging no added caffeine surety bond limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Premises Diagram convicted of a substantially related crime Temporary License Application Information list of artificial food colorings Personnel Requirements at least 99% purity meat and seafood, and other products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) primary panel requirements premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing scheme Arranging for laboratory testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Business Information 2021 problems track and trace system no infusion of alcohol license review process storage of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government Mechanical vape cartridges Local Authorization cannabis adult-use products persons 21 years of age or older concentrate Temporary event up to 4 days Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) tamper-evident CDPH-issued universal symbol periods of 90 days extensions Financial Interest amount of THC content extracts must enter certain events licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Type S share facility space child-resistant packaging good manufacturing practices Extractions using CO2 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls loop system Distributor Transport Only Retailer (nonstorefront) transportation of cannabis goods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements sales of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods microbusinesses loan provided to a commercial cannabis business distributors hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturer's name Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis products 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market operating procedures 2021 issues amount of sodium supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Operating Procedures 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facilities finished product testing laboratories inventory transport cannabis goods to retailer remove THC/CBD member manager local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations online licensing system required limits testing methods packaging manufacturing activities shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Proposition 65 sampling standards Completed Temporary License Application Form 2021 regulations The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) inhalable cannabis written procedures for inventory control scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2021 proposed changes final form cannabis event organizer license medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together at least 20% ownership interest evidence of rehabilitation regulatory framework 2021 revisions 100 mg of THC per package procedures for inventory control manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) testing lab Local Authorization Attachment Local Issuing Authority exit packaging cannabis cartoons carbohydrates and fat per serving 2021 new laws designated structure M-licensees 600-foot radius of a school aggregate interest of 20% or more Retailer (Type 10) transportation minimum standards for extraction processes unique ID/batch number infusion chain of custody manned motor vehicle Premises Information financial interest holder entry into the legal, regulated market Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CDPH-9041 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation stickers separate applications equity interest in a commercial cannabis business dried flower Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Proposed Section 40133 California Department of Public Health packaging and labeling Cannabinoids Testing Licensee Information capsules activity for a period of 120 days Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transporting cannabis goods re-sealable licensed physical location (premises) Moisture Content Testing Cannabis Manufacturing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner waste disposal Individual Owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS period of 120 days emergency regulations Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis training exception for testing laboratories product as a candy prohibited transportation and security Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch highly-concentrated oils or waxes laboratory quality assurance Butane/Hexane/Propane state cannabis licensing commercial kitchens regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California licensed premises Criminal History Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2021 laws Financial information Licensee Lookup Tool consumption of alcohol or tobacco identity of the product child-resistant outer package Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 hydrocarbon-based solvents tobacco products Foreign Material Testing Microbusiness contaminants cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) certified by a California-licensed engineer motor carrier permit security Labor peace agreement cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale The California Department of Public Health's Transition Period local jurisdiction authorization California Public Records Act disposal and destruction methods 2021 important information property for the commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing supplemental label 120 days structure and formation documents shipping manifest Physical address the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) access to the area(s) secondary packaging topicals licensed cannabis cultivators 2021 fines Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Fingerprints A-licensees licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Edibles– Products cultivation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis distributors waste management laws medicinal and adult-use markets Percentage of ownership local jurisdiction 2021 resolutions secondary package medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity informational panel The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Transport vehicles alarm system Licensees sanitary and hazard-free environment medicinal and adult-use or both markets small product packaging Local Jurisdictions BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturers who package for other producers disposal Ethanol health impacts of cannabis amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Heavy Metals Testing product guidelines limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving adult-use 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In addition, Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Adequate Small Indoor Manufacture Ingredient Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Allergen cross-contact Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) CBD cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Quality control personnel Licensee gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Nursery Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Indoor Holding Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Environmental pathogen Manufacturer licensee UID Cultivation site Mixed-light cultivation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 1 CBD from industrial hemp Volatile solvent Preventive controls adulteration Pest Qualified individual Specialty Indoor Pre-roll Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Type 12 (Microbusiness) Quality Bureau Quality control operation Type 11 (Distributor) Distribution Net weight Premises DPH-17-010E M-license Adulterated Quarantine Serving Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Wet weight track and trace system Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Indoor cultivation Limited-access area Small Outdoor Cultivation Lot Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) package flower or pre-rolls Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Canopy THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light Tier 2 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Raw material Harvest Batch Watts per square foot Processing aid 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) Nonvolatile solvent Personnel products similar to traditional food products prohibited Microorganisms Flowering Process Product Identity Universal symbol Sanitize Monitor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Labeling Unique identifier Extraction In-process material Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Kief Request for Live Scan infused pre-rolls Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Pathogen Infusion Batch Nonmanufactured cannabis product Primary panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Type N – for infusions Processing Finished product Immature plant Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Component Adult-use Market alternate use of a manufacturing premises Validation Medium Outdoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Mature plant Hazard Actual yield Track and trace system Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Department Package Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Allergen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Applicant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) cannabis concentrates Topical cannabis product Verification Processor Specialty Cottage Indoor list of cannabis manufacturers THC Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Cannabis product infused butters and oils as concentrates Dried flower Theoretical yield Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Contact surface and more.


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