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

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

Last updated on September 18, 2023

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