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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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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial kitchens Live Scans for each owner unique ID/batch number licensed physical location (premises) Owner volatile solvent nonlaboratory quality control Temporary License Application at least 99% purity Edibles– Products sanitary and hazard-free environment Licensee Lookup Tool period of 120 days evidence of rehabilitation list of artificial food colorings workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control waste disposal shipping manifest tobacco products basic nutritional information cannabis waste child-resistant packaging California Department of Public Health Local Jurisdictions Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Local Issuing Authority Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sales of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces re-sealable Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) onsite consumption of cannabis goods inventory licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CDPH-9041 extracts Transport vehicles alarm system 2022 fines Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) opaque exit package premises diagram public health and safety operating premises testing of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane 2022 issues disposal and destruction methods exit packaging Retailer (Type 10) surety bond Distributor transport BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL final form manufacture cannabis products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Type S share facility space Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Arranging for laboratory testing licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s requirements member manager Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Individual Owner Financial Interest Foreign Material Testing small product packaging potentially-hazardous foods activity for a period of 120 days at least 20% ownership interest loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Criminal History security supplemental label medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensing scheme Heavy Metals Testing waste management laws manufacturing cannabis products health claims 2022 laws financial interest holder packaging and labeling requirements medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) track and trace system California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manufacturing activities procedures for inventory control secondary packaging conditional license required limits transportation of cannabis goods vape cartridges alcoholic beverages microbusinesses chain of custody shared-use manufacturing facilities Moisture Content Testing Physical address The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products ownership premises is not within a Government Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles commercial cannabis manufacturers amount of THC content license review process diagram of the business’s layout manned motor vehicle M-license Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Vehicle Requirements 2022 new laws licensing cannabis microbusinesses California Public Records Act hydrocarbon-based solvents CDPH-issued universal symbol designated structure government warning statement label transportation and security 600 foot radius of a school Extractions using CO2 cannabis sales and/or consumption emergency regulations Licensee Information child-resistant outer package CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2022 updates amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 600-foot radius of a school the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) tinctures testing laboratories protocol delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving topicals Personnel Requirements destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing practices an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturer's name no infusion of alcohol ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS finished product ingredient list Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensed cannabis cultivators hang tag or a peel-back label Financial information Mycotoxins Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Ethanol Proposition 65 MCSB’s temporary license application Operating Procedures access to the area(s) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2022 compliance compliance with regulations laboratory quality assurance 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CO2 and ethanol extractions extraction informational panel minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis products Manufacturing (non-volatile) M-licensees labeling immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery compliance with local jurisdiction allergen information no infusion of nicotine licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers edible products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package annual license application entry into the legal, regulated market product guidelines licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) amount of sodium remove THC/CBD cannabis market Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing activity transportation Percentage of ownership Form # CDPH-9041 Proposed Section 40133 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis event organizer license investment into a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-license Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch must enter certain events Cultivation less than 10,000 2022 resolutions medicinal and adult-use markets disclosure of all criminal convictions Temporary License Application Information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Labor peace agreement edibles packaging opaque local jurisdiction definition of owner 100 mg of THC per package managing member state cannabis licensing separate applications onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods motor carrier permit Terpenoids Testing disposal CDTFA seller’s permit written procedures for inventory control Bond in the amount of $5,000 public Licensee Lookup Tool aggregate interest of 20% or more manufacturers who package for other producers structure and formation documents Mechanical contaminants CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Authorization no added caffeine testing methods inhalable cannabis paper inserted into the packaging secured area Premises Information persons 21 years of age or older ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2022 proposed changes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Distributor Transport Only packaging and labeling three cannabis licensing authorities consumption of alcohol or tobacco storage of cannabis goods operating procedures carbohydrates and fat per serving transport cannabis goods to retailer Identifying information conducting quality assurance review sugar Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing cannabis distributors security and cannabis waste disposal convicted of a substantially related crime requiring refrigeration Water/Food-grade Dry Ice commercial cannabis manufacturing in California MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Retailer (nonstorefront) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supply chain MCSB 2022 regulations Microbusiness 2022 recent news Premises Diagram A-licensees temporary license labels not be attractive pre-made or purchased cannabis cultivation licensing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Bond and Insurance Information transporting cannabis goods Fingerprints online licensing system equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis adult-use products Track and Trace cannabis plants property for the commercial cannabis activity stickers A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity health impacts of cannabis payable to the state of California highly-concentrated oils or waxes valid waiver good manufacturing practices 2022 problems licensed cannabis distributors THC levels persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business meat and seafood, and other products cannabis cartoons packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Licensees Transition Period cannabis industries loop system identity of the product commercial cannabis activity 120 days capsules mandated warning statements inventory and quality control Local Authorization Attachment Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control tamper-evident periods of 90 days extensions Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division concentrate product as a candy prohibited evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises packaging retailers testing lab Cannabinoids Testing quality control medicinal commercial cannabis activity Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 2022 revisions certified by a California-licensed engineer A-license and an M-license Cannabis Manufacturing product formulation local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations primary panel requirements exception for testing laboratories Temporary event up to 4 days some nutritional facts local jurisdiction authorization The California Department of Public Health's regulatory framework cannabis training contaminant free secondary package Business Information Food-grade Butter/Oil Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) infusion dried flower Business Organizational Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Completed Temporary License Application Form 2022 important information licensing cannabis retailers Application Checklist adult-use commercial cannabis activity Seller’s permit number Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 recordkeeping sampling standards distributors commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacturing and more.

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


Last updated on August 16, 2022



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