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

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


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