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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Distributor transport emergency regulations 120 days Heavy Metals Testing conditional license stickers must enter certain events commercial kitchens 2023 important information edible products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manufacture cannabis products Temporary Cannabis Event Business Organizational medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing M-license health claims no infusion of alcohol Premises Information vape cartridges CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing surety bond Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates California Public Records Act comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Cannabis Manufacturing Live Scans for each owner hang tag or a peel-back label tamper-evident dried flower access to the area(s) Seller’s permit number temporary license annual license application Track and Trace supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products supply chain evidence of rehabilitation transportation finished product A-license and an M-license shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Local Authorization Attachment Manufacturing (non-volatile) three cannabis licensing authorities infusion persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2023 compliance CDPH-9041 disposal Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CO2 and ethanol extractions ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation at least 20% ownership interest cannabis training required limits MCSB’s temporary license application Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis industries identity of the product local jurisdiction medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 storage of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) property for the commercial cannabis activity labels not be attractive regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises good manufacturing practices waste management laws BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction’s requirements consumption of alcohol or tobacco California Department of Public Health (CDPH) allergen information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS inhalable cannabis topicals Temporary event up to 4 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets pre-made or purchased financial interest holder Local Jurisdictions 2023 problems 2023 regulations cannabis waste structure and formation documents child-resistant outer package managing member highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles extraction Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transportation and security Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) A-licensees Ethanol member manager licensing cannabis distributors entry into the legal, regulated market licensed cannabis distributors Type S share facility space Transport vehicles alarm system aggregate interest of 20% or more packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2023 proposed changes The California Department of Public Health's medicinal commercial cannabis activity Identifying information product formulation track and trace system no added caffeine Premises diagram minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing activity secured area Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2023 recent news Local Authorization cannabis market public Licensee Lookup Tool immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery waste disposal Mechanical list of artificial food colorings premises diagram Proposition 65 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products tobacco products Moisture Content Testing contaminants Category I Residual Pesticides Testing security manufacturing no infusion of nicotine Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) nonlaboratory quality control transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis sales and/or consumption manufacturing practices 2023 issues basic nutritional information convicted of a substantially related crime packaging and labeling requirements Mycotoxins Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises carbohydrates and fat per serving 2023 fines MCSB adult-use commercial cannabis activity supplemental label commercial cannabis products exception for testing laboratories testing lab manned motor vehicle paper inserted into the packaging distributors loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application onsite consumption of cannabis goods compliance with regulations manufacturer's name shared-use manufacturing facilities The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) THC levels procedures for inventory control certified by a California-licensed engineer conducting quality assurance review Physical address sales of cannabis goods Premises Diagram 2023 updates 2023 laws licensed premises regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 600 foot radius of a school hydrocarbon-based solvents inventory designated structure capsules recordkeeping cannabis cartoons government warning statement label amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information period of 120 days informational panel health impacts of cannabis loop system cannabis event organizer license Form # CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis retailers Retailer (Type 10) public health and safety operating procedures licensing scheme Microbusiness highly-concentrated oils or waxes sanitary workplaces quality control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) manufacturing activities 100 mg of THC per package Category II Residual Pesticides Testing M-licensees remove THC/CBD Criminal History CDPH-issued universal symbol Local Issuing Authority some nutritional facts an officer or director of a cannabis business primary panel requirements labeling protocol valid waiver child-resistant packaging regulatory framework Terpenoids Testing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Owner sanitary and hazard-free environment Labor peace agreement exit packaging limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Bond and Insurance Information local jurisdiction authorization three state cannabis-licensing authorities Distributor Transport Only Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 inventory and quality control Licensee Lookup Tool equity interest in a commercial cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Transition Period manufacturing cannabis products definition of owner Butane/Hexane/Propane microbusinesses CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Personnel Requirements Extractions using CO2 mandated warning statements ownership premises is not within a Government testing of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS potentially-hazardous foods manufacturers who package for other producers licensed cannabis manufacturers opaque exit package shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit product as a candy prohibited packaging and labeling destruction of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch chain of custody Food-grade Butter/Oil online licensing system Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 concentrate shipping manifest testing methods retailers state cannabis licensing laboratory quality assurance commercial cannabis manufacturing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) at least 99% purity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) product guidelines licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers extracts Percentage of ownership testing laboratories Fingerprints separate applications Cannabinoids Testing secondary package payable to the state of California final form edibles packaging opaque tinctures 2023 new laws investment into a commercial cannabis business re-sealable volatile solvent Operating Procedures Proposed Section 40133 California Department of Public Health cannabis cultivation licensing Financial Interest packaging purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands transportation of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Financial information operating premises Application Checklist Individual Owner Licensees the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) amount of sodium disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use markets cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis plants cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations small product packaging Foreign Material Testing persons 21 years of age or older contaminant free transporting cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package meat and seafood, and other products disposal and destruction methods secondary packaging Retailer (nonstorefront) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice written procedures for inventory control security and cannabis waste disposal sampling standards onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sugar Temporary License Application Information compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2023 revisions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed cannabis cultivators 600-foot radius of a school licensing cannabis microbusinesses amount of THC content MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensed physical location (premises) A-license Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis adult-use products 2023 resolutions license review process activity for a period of 120 days Edibles– Products cultivation Vehicle Requirements motor carrier permit delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division unique ID/batch number Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 requiring refrigeration ingredient list Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act alcoholic beverages and more.

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

Last updated on September 19, 2023

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