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

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


Last updated on June 16, 2024



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