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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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

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

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