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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 exception for testing laboratories entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 issues quality control Distributor transport Moisture Content Testing 2020 compliance licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises minimum standards for extraction processes infusion California Public Records Act waste disposal persons 21 years of age or older 600 foot radius of a school M-license Seller’s permit number immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery commercial cannabis manufacturing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package child-resistant outer package California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Local Authorization period of 120 days no infusion of nicotine Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Cultivation less than 10,000 Foreign Material Testing MCSB supplemental label edible products Identifying information MCSB’s temporary license application licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis industries Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods A-license CDPH-9041 managing member licensed cannabis distributors Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Fingerprints tamper-evident Industrial Hemp Advisory Board dried flower disposal Percentage of ownership highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company A-license and an M-license required limits packaging and labeling meat and seafood, and other products three state cannabis-licensing authorities microbusinesses 2020 important information 600-foot radius of a school Category II Residual Pesticides Testing potentially-hazardous foods licensing cannabis distributors licensed cannabis cultivators supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Physical address loan provided to a commercial cannabis business regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California inventory and quality control an officer or director of a cannabis business packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more primary panel requirements tinctures public health and safety compliance with regulations cannabis waste topicals workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 new laws regulatory framework at least 20% ownership interest waste management laws Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transporting cannabis goods Licensee Information opaque exit package local jurisdiction’s requirements Owner some nutritional facts Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls government warning statement label Heavy Metals Testing Cannabis Manufacturing carbohydrates and fat per serving Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) public Licensee Lookup Tool Transport vehicles alarm system medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2020 updates state cannabis licensing disposal and destruction methods labels not be attractive Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control transportation cultivation security supply chain Mechanical Premises Diagram Individual Owner purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Business Organizational The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Licensee Lookup Tool onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods volatile solvent Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacture cannabis products 2020 resolutions destruction of cannabis goods chain of custody 2020 problems exit packaging nonlaboratory quality control Arranging for laboratory testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Local Issuing Authority amount of sodium identity of the product Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing secondary packaging Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) concentrate Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensed physical location (premises) disclosure of all criminal convictions no added caffeine track and trace system inventory Butane/Hexane/Propane manufacturing conducting quality assurance review evidence of rehabilitation activity for a period of 120 days small product packaging MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH commercial kitchens licensing cannabis microbusinesses Retailer (nonstorefront) California Department of Public Health Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturing activities 2020 laws child-resistant packaging re-sealable Criminal History labeling Labor peace agreement 2020 proposed changes health impacts of cannabis transportation and security manufacturing practices sampling standards consumption of alcohol or tobacco requiring refrigeration Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 120 days local jurisdiction authorization evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises security and cannabis waste disposal Financial Interest definition of owner manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Microbusiness basic nutritional information commercial cannabis products distributors secured area A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity hang tag or a peel-back label manned motor vehicle Live Scans for each owner product guidelines Temporary License Application no infusion of alcohol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division medicinal and adult-use markets conditional license BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL capsules ingredient list ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2020 revisions Cannabinoids Testing access to the area(s) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) commercial cannabis manufacturers written procedures for inventory control Local Authorization Attachment CDTFA seller’s permit Bond and Insurance Information LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing cannabis products M-licensees commercial cannabis manufacturing in California hydrocarbon-based solvents recordkeeping Temporary event up to 4 days adult-use commercial cannabis activity inhalable cannabis local jurisdiction premises diagram operating procedures onsite consumption of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces transport cannabis goods to retailer online licensing system 2020 recent news temporary license commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Temporary Cannabis Event Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Business Information shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit edibles packaging opaque protocol Completed Temporary License Application Form Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis market cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis adult-use products extraction testing of cannabis goods stickers property for the commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations procedures for inventory control payable to the state of California comply with all packaging and labeling requirements THC levels 100 mg of THC per package emergency regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensing scheme Premises Information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2020 regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing vape cartridges Bond in the amount of $5,000 periods of 90 days extensions allergen information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing methods paper inserted into the packaging ownership premises is not within a Government mandated warning statements Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Mycotoxins Testing remove THC/CBD storage of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises financial interest holder medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity shipping manifest Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Retailer (Type 10) cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis event organizer license A-licensees limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis training CO2 and ethanol extractions Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 fines Transition Period Operating Procedures list of artificial food colorings Track and Trace Financial information health claims structure and formation documents secondary package separate applications commercial cannabis activity shared-use manufacturing facilities license review process pre-made or purchased contaminants operating premises final form cannabis sales and/or consumption manufacturers who package for other producers licensing cannabis retailers product formulation cannabis cartoons loop system laboratory quality assurance retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together motor carrier permit Distributor Transport Only licensed premises amount of THC content finished product Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements Premises diagram Edibles– Products manufacturer's name member manager annual license application diagram of the business’s layout Ethanol Application Checklist Terpenoids Testing three cannabis licensing authorities designated structure testing lab transportation of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Proposition 65 extracts sales of cannabis goods must enter certain events Type S share facility space sugar The California Department of Public Health's contaminant free tobacco products testing laboratories certified by a California-licensed engineer alcoholic beverages Temporary License Application Information product as a candy prohibited Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Local Jurisdictions investment into a commercial cannabis business compliance with local jurisdiction Proposed Section 40133 Personnel Requirements valid waiver sanitary and hazard-free environment Manufacturing (non-volatile) Extractions using CO2 highly-concentrated oils or waxes Licensees at least 99% purity informational panel surety bond cannabis plants medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing unique ID/batch number and more.

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


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