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

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


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