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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 2021 compliance Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis market manufacturers who package for other producers public Licensee Lookup Tool commercial cannabis manufacturing child-resistant outer package ownership premises is not within a Government licensed physical location (premises) Premises Information an officer or director of a cannabis business remove THC/CBD operating premises concentrate Temporary License Application disposal and destruction methods retailers Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) amount of THC content hydrocarbon-based solvents Edibles– Products compliance with regulations Seller’s permit number Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Authorization Attachment shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit highly-concentrated oils or waxes pre-made or purchased Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Labor peace agreement Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2021 important information valid waiver 2021 new laws cultivation tobacco products shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal commercial cannabis activity emergency regulations Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Manufacturing (non-volatile) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing track and trace system shipping manifest public health and safety extracts CDPH-issued universal symbol Physical address Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram nonlaboratory quality control 2021 fines primary panel requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Extractions using CO2 Completed Temporary License Application Form required limits inventory medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together supply chain packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls conducting quality assurance review Business Organizational Local Issuing Authority licensed cannabis manufacturers Foreign Material Testing 600 foot radius of a school tinctures A-license and an M-license Distributor Transport Only Retailer (nonstorefront) manufacturer's name sampling standards motor carrier permit Moisture Content Testing licensed premises immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery capsules quality control convicted of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Terpenoids Testing commercial kitchens informational panel three cannabis licensing authorities 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis industries Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Licensee Lookup Tool MCSB’s temporary license application access to the area(s) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) no added caffeine Distributor transport diagram of the business’s layout transporting cannabis goods Local Authorization labeling three state cannabis-licensing authorities minimum standards for extraction processes operating procedures onsite consumption of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Heavy Metals Testing dried flower infusion disposal 600-foot radius of a school product formulation testing of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business edible products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Operating Procedures 100 mg of THC per package Business Information allergen information supplemental label exit packaging Temporary License Application Information Temporary event up to 4 days consumption of alcohol or tobacco definition of owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS destruction of cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days MCSB health impacts of cannabis financial interest holder online licensing system Bond in the amount of $5,000 secondary packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Cannabinoids Testing Transport vehicles alarm system Cultivation less than 10,000 basic nutritional information transportation Form # CDPH-9041 2021 resolutions Identifying information separate applications manufacturing practices 2021 regulations highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin procedures for inventory control CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Mycotoxins Testing Licensee Information recordkeeping meat and seafood, and other products cannabis event organizer license manufacturing compliance with local jurisdiction supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products waste management laws commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises stickers product as a candy prohibited health claims Individual Owner edibles packaging opaque Butane/Hexane/Propane evidence of rehabilitation Local Jurisdictions temporary license exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets requiring refrigeration good manufacturing practices no infusion of nicotine government warning statement label Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Live Scans for each owner manufacturing activities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division conditional license opaque exit package licensed cannabis distributors workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control A-license small product packaging medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2021 updates manned motor vehicle Financial information finished product certified by a California-licensed engineer final form state cannabis licensing local jurisdiction contaminants licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories sales of cannabis goods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California hang tag or a peel-back label limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2021 laws shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis training Bond and Insurance Information surety bond Arranging for laboratory testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale California Department of Public Health laboratory quality assurance Criminal History Food-grade Butter/Oil list of artificial food colorings 2021 proposed changes The California Department of Public Health's security and cannabis waste disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis waste period of 120 days transportation and security mandated warning statements written procedures for inventory control chain of custody investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 California Public Records Act local jurisdiction authorization vape cartridges Fingerprints transport cannabis goods to retailer no infusion of alcohol Financial Interest purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands M-licensees protocol 2021 problems sugar licensing scheme Ethanol contaminant free ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Proposed Section 40133 security Mechanical some nutritional facts product guidelines licensing cannabis microbusinesses CDTFA seller’s permit periods of 90 days extensions inhalable cannabis license review process Category II Residual Pesticides Testing tamper-evident Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods secured area Temporary Cannabis Event Retailer (Type 10) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles secondary package Licensees Cannabis Manufacturing Type S share facility space distributors 2021 recent news commercial cannabis products microbusinesses disclosure of all criminal convictions limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package M-license packaging unique ID/batch number manufacture cannabis products Personnel Requirements transportation of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL packaging and labeling Proposition 65 Owner cannabis cartoons managing member testing methods inventory and quality control entry into the legal, regulated market scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises re-sealable ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS topicals testing lab persons 21 years of age or older cannabis plants licensed cannabis cultivators the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) A-licensees Water/Food-grade Dry Ice commercial cannabis activity Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis cultivation licensing alcoholic beverages The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) structure and formation documents 2021 issues licensing cannabis retailers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business waste disposal sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbusiness paper inserted into the packaging manufacturing cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity premises diagram CDPH-9041 The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) property for the commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates amount of sodium Track and Trace loop system annual license application at least 99% purity volatile solvent 120 days local jurisdiction’s requirements Application Checklist delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods Premises diagram onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Transition Period A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis adult-use products amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package THC levels Vehicle Requirements licensing cannabis distributors cannabis sales and/or consumption Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sanitary workplaces storage of cannabis goods designated structure child-resistant packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises testing laboratories regulatory framework aggregate interest of 20% or more identity of the product ingredient list 2021 revisions extraction CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL labels not be attractive member manager payable to the state of California Percentage of ownership packaging and labeling requirements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis at least 20% ownership interest and more.

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


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