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

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


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