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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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license inventory Temporary License Application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) required limits testing of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises evidence of rehabilitation commercial cannabis manufacturing operating procedures carbohydrates and fat per serving 2023 important information CDTFA seller’s permit California Department of Public Health mandated warning statements child-resistant packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing online licensing system extracts aggregate interest of 20% or more Type S share facility space period of 120 days edible products Premises Information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis plants government warning statement label California Public Records Act capsules unique ID/batch number CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Licensees Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch remove THC/CBD conducting quality assurance review Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 final form Edibles– Products three state cannabis-licensing authorities extraction cannabis adult-use products potentially-hazardous foods shared-use manufacturing facilities manufacturing practices inhalable cannabis motor carrier permit Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Local Jurisdictions stickers Water/Food-grade Dry Ice security entry into the legal, regulated market Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products periods of 90 days extensions Financial information 2023 compliance investment into a commercial cannabis business Individual Owner shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act A-license and an M-license The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis market commercial kitchens 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limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package property for the commercial cannabis activity Moisture Content Testing allergen information Premises diagram inventory and quality control procedures for inventory control Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control compliance with local jurisdiction A-license Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older amount of THC content local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2023 regulations operating premises supplemental label MCSB’s temporary license application annual license application Butane/Hexane/Propane Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Licensee Information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH destruction of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods license review process Licensee Lookup Tool Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 600 foot radius of a school cannabis waste regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 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of California manned motor vehicle immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Retailer (Type 10) basic nutritional information member manager product formulation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) infusion Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS California Department of Public Health (CDPH) local jurisdiction’s requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) 100 mg of THC per package convicted of a substantially related crime amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package security and cannabis waste disposal highly-concentrated oils or waxes regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis distributors recordkeeping packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls tinctures Application Checklist cannabis event organizer license Food-grade Butter/Oil CDPH-issued universal symbol premises diagram regulatory framework transporting cannabis goods THC levels workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2023 fines managing member local jurisdiction authorization surety bond conditional license activity for a period of 120 days LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) manufacturing adult-use commercial cannabis activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Issuing Authority Fingerprints transportation and security financial interest holder manufacture cannabis products loop system highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Cultivation less than 10,000 no added caffeine 2023 laws protocol waste management laws M-licensees Form # CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) public Licensee Lookup Tool commercial cannabis products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity designated structure packaging commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 120 days Vehicle Requirements exit packaging Operating Procedures at least 99% purity transport cannabis goods to retailer Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2023 problems Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving labeling 2023 recent news no infusion of alcohol Mycotoxins Testing hang tag or a peel-back label onsite consumption of cannabis goods some nutritional facts identity of the product requiring refrigeration The California Department of Public Health's transportation Manufacturing (non-volatile) Distributor Transport Only Microbusiness medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together loan provided to a commercial cannabis business at least 20% ownership interest testing laboratories licensed premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Cannabis Manufacturing product guidelines topicals Business Information shipping manifest tamper-evident structure and formation documents Labor peace agreement re-sealable quality control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) volatile solvent Category I Residual Pesticides Testing small product packaging definition of owner Foreign Material Testing paper inserted into the packaging contaminant free nonlaboratory quality control medicinal and adult-use or both markets packaging and labeling requirements retailers ingredient list storage of cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacturers who package for other producers sampling standards Proposed Section 40133 Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling finished product product as a candy prohibited child-resistant outer package Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation Local Authorization Attachment good manufacturing practices sanitary workplaces licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction health impacts of cannabis Mechanical certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal commercial cannabis activity primary panel requirements microbusinesses Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division public health and safety sugar access to the area(s) written procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories commercial cannabis manufacturing activity M-license Live Scans for each owner persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business no infusion of nicotine compliance with regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) disclosure of all criminal convictions Physical address Criminal History secondary packaging must enter certain events Terpenoids Testing 2023 revisions Extractions using CO2 and more.

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


Last updated on February 2, 2023



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