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

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


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