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

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


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