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

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


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