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

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


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