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

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


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