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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 evidence of rehabilitation Microbusiness mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health Cannabinoids Testing 2024 proposed changes comply with all packaging and labeling requirements conducting quality assurance review allergen information commercial cannabis activity extracts Bond in the amount of $5,000 Ethanol Category I Residual Pesticides Testing written procedures for inventory control member manager Operating Procedures Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Labor peace agreement 600-foot radius of a school testing lab topicals cannabis market minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturing practices carbohydrates and fat per serving Financial information Business Organizational at least 20% ownership interest California Public Records Act Premises diagram pre-made or purchased Fingerprints supplemental label Temporary event up to 4 days state cannabis licensing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit M-licensees cannabis industries licensing cannabis retailers 2024 issues Premises Diagram manufacturing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) concentrate at least 99% purity Cannabis Manufacturing testing methods immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Local Authorization Moisture Content Testing remove THC/CBD transportation of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing ingredient list Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) online licensing system cannabis adult-use products cannabis plants disclosure of all criminal convictions commercial cannabis manufacturing persons 21 years of age or older 600 foot radius of a school Transport vehicles alarm system Temporary Cannabis Event contaminants cannabis event organizer license destruction of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles sales of cannabis goods small product packaging regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis track and trace system labeling Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) health impacts of cannabis transportation entry into the legal, regulated market inventory testing laboratories Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act loop system conditional license Physical address transporting cannabis goods infusion Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shipping manifest equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) final form Form # CDPH-9041 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 motor carrier permit license review process child-resistant packaging Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 disposal medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis sales and/or consumption regulatory framework Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis microbusinesses Manufacturing (non-volatile) 100 mg of THC per package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no added caffeine limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Temporary License Application Information required limits product as a candy prohibited cultivation adult-use commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name temporary license disposal and destruction methods emergency regulations local jurisdiction tamper-evident limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing CDPH-issued universal symbol certified by a California-licensed engineer some nutritional facts M-license licensed cannabis cultivators commercial cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity annual license application Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Vehicle Requirements Mycotoxins Testing must enter certain events CO2 and ethanol extractions paper inserted into the packaging vape cartridges Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol product guidelines period of 120 days onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods distributors shared-use manufacturing facilities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Terpenoids Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2024 updates 2024 problems three cannabis licensing authorities waste disposal CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing sanitary workplaces an officer or director of a cannabis business ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Cultivation less than 10,000 Licensees public Licensee Lookup Tool stickers Food-grade Butter/Oil identity of the product licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale edibles packaging opaque licensed physical location (premises) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacture cannabis products re-sealable Premises Information Retailer (Type 10) structure and formation documents tobacco products manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis training Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Owner regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California secured area consumption of alcohol or tobacco diagram of the business’s layout valid waiver primary panel requirements procedures for inventory control 2024 regulations capsules transport cannabis goods to retailer Personnel Requirements periods of 90 days extensions definition of owner Temporary License Application Mechanical Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis distributors Application Checklist MCSB’s temporary license application purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands California Department of Public Health (CDPH) no infusion of nicotine 2024 recent news contaminant free quality control managing member Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control waste management laws sanitary and hazard-free environment separate applications 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market amount of THC content testing of cannabis goods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2024 fines commercial cannabis manufacturers 2024 revisions unique ID/batch number Track and Trace packaging potentially-hazardous foods highly-concentrated oils or waxes LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Heavy Metals Testing microbusinesses labels not be attractive Distributor transport surety bond licensing scheme child-resistant outer package nonlaboratory quality control access to the area(s) government warning statement label Licensee Information activity for a period of 120 days sugar packaging and labeling requirements security 2024 resolutions medicinal commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest volatile solvent 2024 important information CDPH-9041 Individual Owner A-licensees opaque exit package medicinal and adult-use or both markets Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) transportation and security Business Information 2024 new laws packaging and labeling Category II Residual Pesticides Testing A-license and an M-license Licensee Lookup Tool 2024 laws manufacturing cannabis products compliance with local jurisdiction convicted of a substantially related crime Proposition 65 financial interest holder packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis waste operating premises extraction hang tag or a peel-back label payable to the state of California alcoholic beverages secondary package Type S share facility space Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Butane/Hexane/Propane chain of custody licensed cannabis manufacturers 120 days list of artificial food colorings the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers health claims recordkeeping good manufacturing practices meat and seafood, and other products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed premises amount of sodium The California Department of Public Health's Identifying information security and cannabis waste disposal protocol retailers Proposed Section 40133 The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) medicinal and adult-use markets edible products dried flower premises diagram tinctures sampling standards Bond and Insurance Information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Seller’s permit number Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Distributor Transport Only commercial kitchens Local Jurisdictions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Local Authorization Attachment aggregate interest of 20% or more 2024 compliance MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH manned motor vehicle Extractions using CO2 Edibles– Products three state cannabis-licensing authorities Foreign Material Testing secondary packaging A-license licensed cannabis distributors Percentage of ownership basic nutritional information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) requiring refrigeration CDTFA seller’s permit compliance with regulations scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ownership premises is not within a Government Retailer (nonstorefront) Completed Temporary License Application Form manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation finished product exception for testing laboratories inhalable cannabis A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity supply chain Transition Period manufacturing activities exit packaging licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises storage of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements MCSB shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company laboratory quality assurance operating procedures cannabis cartoons investment into a commercial cannabis business onsite consumption of cannabis goods designated structure Arranging for laboratory testing Criminal History product formulation public health and safety inventory and quality control informational panel THC levels local jurisdiction authorization Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Live Scans for each owner and more.

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


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