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

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

Last updated on February 17, 2020

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