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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 manufacturers who package for other producers 2020 new laws loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products property for the commercial cannabis activity premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) written procedures for inventory control cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of THC content packaging and labeling Temporary License Application Information LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS persons 21 years of age or older Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements secondary package Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) MCSB commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 track and trace system manufacturing Temporary License Application transportation good manufacturing practices hydrocarbon-based solvents temporary license 600-foot radius of a school transport cannabis goods to retailer 2020 resolutions operating procedures product guidelines inhalable cannabis product as a candy prohibited microbusinesses CDPH-9041 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensing cannabis microbusinesses payable to the state of California 100 mg of THC per package medicinal and adult-use or both markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) disposal and destruction methods access to the area(s) some nutritional facts Retailer (Type 10) investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis industries California Department of Public Health transportation and security workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control online licensing system informational panel licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transporting cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories potentially-hazardous foods motor carrier permit member manager adult-use commercial cannabis activity diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) evidence of rehabilitation Identifying information Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis event organizer license identity of the product scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises no infusion of nicotine supplemental label periods of 90 days extensions waste disposal conditional license Butane/Hexane/Propane re-sealable manufacturing cannabis products no infusion of alcohol The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis adult-use products state cannabis licensing Type S share facility space opaque exit package basic nutritional information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) commercial cannabis manufacturing sampling standards sugar health claims local jurisdiction authorization chain of custody medicinal and adult-use 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Percentage of ownership conducting quality assurance review Bond in the amount of $5,000 testing methods California Public Records Act an officer or director of a cannabis business pre-made or purchased meat and seafood, and other products Temporary event up to 4 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Licensee Information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL testing of cannabis goods 2020 important information contaminants Transport vehicles alarm system packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2020 updates Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises Diagram disclosure of all criminal convictions Bond and Insurance Information supply chain CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing The California Department of Public Health's sanitary and hazard-free environment M-license Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates aggregate interest of 20% or more loop system certified by a California-licensed 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Authority Extractions using CO2 government warning statement label operating premises Seller’s permit number 2020 regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act highly-concentrated oils or waxes concentrate Local Authorization at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Category II Residual Pesticides Testing THC levels manufacturing practices Premises Information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tinctures cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Labor peace agreement extracts 2020 revisions tamper-evident Arranging for laboratory testing structure and formation documents child-resistant packaging shipping manifest entry into the legal, regulated market ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS secured area cultivation CO2 and ethanol extractions 2020 compliance medicinal and adult use cannabis goods 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In addition, Quality control operation Process alternate use of a manufacturing premises Adequate Department Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Small Indoor DPH-17-010E Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Validation UID Cultivation Package Track and trace system Primary panel Bureau Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Extraction Unique identifier Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Allergen Contact surface Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Processing aid Labeling Finished product Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Processing Environmental pathogen Nursery CBD list of cannabis manufacturers Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Hazard Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 10 (Retailer) Track-and-trace systems Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Universal symbol Type N – for infusions Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mature plant Actual yield Licensee Canopy Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Preventive controls Watts per square foot Nonvolatile solvent Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Indoor Personnel Informational panel Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Quarantine Topical cannabis product Theoretical yield Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Kief Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Holding Pathogen infused butters and oils as concentrates Commercial cannabis activity Limited-access area Immature plant gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Raw material Adulterated Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Indoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Product Identity Applicant Net weight Dried flower Allergen cross-contact Infusion Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Monitor Volatile solvent Medium Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation infused pre-rolls adulteration Specialty Cottage Outdoor Distribution Component Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Flowering track and trace system Adult-use Market Specialty Outdoor Quality Small Outdoor Ingredient THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Processor Quality control personnel Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Microorganisms Serving Pest Wet weight Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Indoor cultivation Verification Cannabis product Qualified individual Edible cannabis product In-process material Cultivation site Premises Mixed-light Tier 1 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 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 11 (Distributor) Request for Live Scan MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Proposition 65 warning statement Sanitize products similar to traditional food products prohibited Outdoor cultivation Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints M-license Lot Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) THC Pre-roll Harvest Batch Manufacture Batch package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only cannabis concentrates Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) and more.


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