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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 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inhalable cannabis testing of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization Ethanol medicinal commercial cannabis activity list of artificial food colorings California Department of Public Health protocol paper inserted into the packaging Retailer (Type 10) state cannabis licensing Financial Interest supplemental label CDTFA seller’s permit track and trace system Temporary License Application contaminant free immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Premises diagram Identifying information carbohydrates and fat per serving THC levels manufacturer's name local jurisdiction’s requirements online licensing system regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products transportation and security licensed cannabis distributors Criminal History Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 issues vape cartridges good manufacturing practices Foreign Material Testing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturers who package for other producers storage of cannabis goods surety bond secondary package child-resistant outer package workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) remove THC/CBD Business Organizational no infusion of nicotine disclosure of all criminal convictions informational panel commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Seller’s permit number manufacturing cannabis products Operating Procedures Premises Information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods edible products allergen information packaging and labeling medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity premises diagram cannabis industries cannabis sales and/or consumption Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis 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candy prohibited hydrocarbon-based solvents Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) extraction extracts A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity quality control 2020 regulations packaging and labeling requirements Heavy Metals Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) labels not be attractive Percentage of ownership MCSB commercial cannabis manufacturing activity must enter certain events product guidelines public Licensee Lookup Tool Transition Period Cannabinoids Testing volatile solvent cannabis waste certified by a California-licensed engineer inventory and quality control Business Information Edibles– Products health claims security Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 revisions licensed cannabis cultivators sanitary and hazard-free environment sampling standards separate applications Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch ownership premises is not within a Government 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Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 proposed changes compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis products 2020 new laws CO2 and ethanol extractions Transport vehicles alarm system waste management laws adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed premises Licensee Information dried flower Bond in the amount of $5,000 public health and safety loop system health impacts of cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL evidence of rehabilitation 2020 problems Bond and Insurance Information Temporary License Application Information Extractions using CO2 designated structure convicted of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations A-license Arranging for laboratory testing disposal procedures for inventory control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) security and cannabis waste disposal Licensee Lookup Tool small product packaging 2020 fines Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates capsules The 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Board testing lab Manufacturing (non-volatile) compliance with regulations unique ID/batch number Proposed Section 40133 Terpenoids Testing licensing scheme transportation of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities financial interest holder 600-foot radius of a school CDPH-9041 some nutritional facts Fingerprints Local Authorization Attachment consumption of alcohol or tobacco commercial cannabis manufacturing secured area three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis training exception for testing laboratories tinctures 100 mg of THC per package amount of sodium distributors medicinal and adult-use markets shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit M-licensees requiring refrigeration Physical address licensed physical location (premises) diagram of the business’s layout the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 600 foot radius of a school tamper-evident stickers entry into the legal, regulated market MCSB’s temporary license application Financial information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS highly-concentrated oils or waxes LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS contaminants highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Mycotoxins Testing license review process Licensees alcoholic beverages 2020 important information member manager definition of owner Form # CDPH-9041 Microbusiness A-license and an M-license 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market exit packaging sugar at least 99% purity Owner delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2020 resolutions operating premises commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package and more.

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


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