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

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


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