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

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


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