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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


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

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


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