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

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


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