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

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


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