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

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


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