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

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

Last updated on April 3, 2020

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