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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 dried flower licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises MCSB’s temporary license application re-sealable secondary package 2023 fines Premises diagram commercial kitchens product formulation loop system Vehicle Requirements chain of custody at least 99% purity concentrate quality control aggregate interest of 20% or more Local Issuing Authority inhalable cannabis health claims Terpenoids Testing Premises Diagram Manufacturing (non-volatile) 600-foot radius of a school distributors Temporary Cannabis Event financial interest holder primary panel requirements Food-grade Butter/Oil ownership premises is not within a Government Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division some nutritional facts transporting cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation topicals Type S share facility space cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cannabis industries disposal packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls finished product Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Retailer (Type 10) emergency regulations disclosure of all criminal convictions transportation and security the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Financial Interest Local Jurisdictions Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH labeling waste disposal Licensee Lookup Tool alcoholic beverages The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Transition Period child-resistant packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2023 regulations designated structure small product packaging equity interest in a commercial cannabis business The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets remove THC/CBD transportation secured area consumption of alcohol or tobacco delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods must enter certain events limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Proposition 65 Business Organizational online licensing system minimum standards for extraction processes 2023 compliance supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Extractions using CO2 licensed cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing good manufacturing practices inventory and quality control supply chain Identifying information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 compliance with regulations local jurisdiction Physical address Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensing cannabis distributors ingredient list separate applications packaging Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis retailers product as a candy prohibited allergen information 2023 issues Local Authorization Attachment cannabis plants exit packaging conditional license contaminant free 120 days infusion opaque exit package Local Authorization period of 120 days Temporary License Application evidence of rehabilitation Edibles– Products scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises loan provided to a commercial cannabis business A-licensees Cultivation less than 10,000 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Moisture Content Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving licensed premises requiring refrigeration Labor peace agreement Individual Owner evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CDTFA seller’s permit THC levels Licensee Information manufacturing adult-use commercial cannabis activity transportation of cannabis goods regulatory framework nonlaboratory quality control list of artificial food colorings shared-use manufacturing facilities limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL informational panel licensing scheme meat and seafood, and other products Operating Procedures Licensees Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Heavy Metals Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CO2 and ethanol extractions cannabis event organizer license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Ethanol labels not be attractive definition of owner valid waiver Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) A-license Fingerprints manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) persons 21 years of age or older amount of THC content licensing cannabis microbusinesses manned motor vehicle packaging and labeling requirements Cannabis Manufacturing product guidelines microbusinesses Seller’s permit number testing of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods California Public Records Act state cannabis licensing manufacturing cannabis products sampling standards cultivation sanitary workplaces shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package potentially-hazardous foods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together testing methods cannabis sales and/or consumption 2023 resolutions laboratory quality assurance Temporary License Application Information commercial cannabis manufacturers property for the commercial cannabis activity 2023 updates Business Information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) convicted of a substantially related crime regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories health impacts of cannabis final form Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing temporary license 2023 proposed changes Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) retailers annual license application onsite consumption of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal Foreign Material Testing Proposed Section 40133 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) California Department of Public Health local jurisdiction’s requirements local jurisdiction authorization 2023 important information entry into the legal, regulated market Butane/Hexane/Propane required limits commercial cannabis products basic nutritional information Mycotoxins Testing unique ID/batch number no infusion of alcohol regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California identity of the product manufacture cannabis products transport cannabis goods to retailer disposal and destruction methods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2023 new laws cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sanitary and hazard-free environment operating premises hydrocarbon-based solvents Arranging for laboratory testing tinctures licensed cannabis cultivators Premises Information Microbusiness edibles packaging opaque Application Checklist Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations medicinal commercial cannabis activity Percentage of ownership M-licensees track and trace system manufacturer's name Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit testing lab procedures for inventory control stickers investment into a commercial cannabis business Personnel Requirements operating procedures premises diagram CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL periods of 90 days extensions government warning statement label secondary packaging child-resistant outer package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Live Scans for each owner surety bond written procedures for inventory control recordkeeping CDPH-issued universal symbol 2023 problems no added caffeine hang tag or a peel-back label Financial information A-license and an M-license licensed physical location (premises) tobacco products public health and safety member manager pre-made or purchased no infusion of nicotine 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS security Form # CDPH-9041 payable to the state of California medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing supplemental label cannabis cartoons Water/Food-grade Dry Ice conducting quality assurance review Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis training structure and formation documents Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 storage of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest sugar three cannabis licensing authorities Distributor Transport Only access to the area(s) motor carrier permit manufacturers who package for other producers Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Mechanical immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Bond in the amount of $5,000 vape cartridges Retailer (nonstorefront) MCSB Temporary event up to 4 days CDPH-9041 public Licensee Lookup Tool workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction capsules manufacturing practices 100 mg of THC per package inventory cannabis market diagram of the business’s layout Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Criminal History Transport vehicles alarm system volatile solvent manufacturing activities Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act extracts Distributor transport license review process waste management laws contaminants 2023 laws edible products protocol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis distributors cannabis adult-use products cannabis waste 600 foot radius of a school Track and Trace an officer or director of a cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult-use markets ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2023 recent news destruction of cannabis goods M-license persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2023 revisions cannabis cultivation licensing Owner shipping manifest activity for a period of 120 days tamper-evident extraction commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control exception for testing laboratories managing member mandated warning statements Cannabinoids Testing amount of sodium CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing and more.

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

Last updated on December 3, 2023

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