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



Resources:
Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding testing laboratories annual license application re-sealable evidence of rehabilitation cannabis waste exception for testing laboratories Local Authorization Attachment list of artificial food colorings Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis distributors entry into the legal, regulated market local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations storage of cannabis goods local jurisdiction waste management laws Retailer (nonstorefront) 600 foot radius of a school Bond and Insurance Information transportation and security Form # CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis retailers no infusion of alcohol delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque online licensing system secondary package public health and safety Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manufacturers who package for other producers commercial cannabis activity no added caffeine manufacturing Premises Diagram security 2024 proposed changes adult-use commercial cannabis activity destruction of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers supplemental label minimum standards for extraction processes Cannabinoids Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sampling standards cannabis sales and/or consumption 2024 fines Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis event organizer license microbusinesses Individual Owner Food-grade Butter/Oil potentially-hazardous foods stickers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) recordkeeping The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) tobacco products 600-foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving good manufacturing practices premises diagram amount of THC content hydrocarbon-based solvents Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods dried flower inventory ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale conducting quality assurance review nonlaboratory quality control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business waste disposal Extractions using CO2 100 mg of THC per package highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis cultivation licensing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing disposal secondary packaging Business Information security and cannabis waste disposal government warning statement label carbohydrates and fat per serving medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2024 recent news emergency regulations 2024 laws testing methods Type S share facility space MCSB volatile solvent Foreign Material Testing diagram of the business’s layout track and trace system secured area Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Heavy Metals Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH onsite consumption of cannabis goods small product packaging Bond in the amount of $5,000 compliance with local jurisdiction Cultivation less than 10,000 compliance with regulations alcoholic beverages local jurisdiction authorization 2024 compliance Manufacturing (non-volatile) Financial information Identifying information Fingerprints California Public Records Act persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2024 updates The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) local jurisdiction’s requirements designated structure Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturing activities motor carrier permit meat and seafood, and other products 2024 revisions identity of the product financial interest holder packaging and labeling requirements infusion certified by a California-licensed engineer Criminal History Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) aggregate interest of 20% or more three state cannabis-licensing authorities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board three cannabis licensing authorities separate applications procedures for inventory control regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis product guidelines at least 99% purity packaging and labeling conditional license Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transport vehicles alarm system activity for a period of 120 days CDTFA seller’s permit cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) managing member contaminants purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands California Department of Public Health Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturer's name temporary license Mechanical transport cannabis goods to retailer Butane/Hexane/Propane shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company property for the commercial cannabis activity valid 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CO2 and ethanol extractions at least 20% ownership interest MCSB’s temporary license application sanitary and hazard-free environment A-license and an M-license pre-made or purchased persons 21 years of age or older Local Jurisdictions manufacturing practices final form Transition Period Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed physical location (premises) Live Scans for each owner disclosure of all criminal convictions amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Temporary License Application THC levels labels not be attractive cannabis industries cultivation licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products must enter certain events contaminant free Local Authorization Proposition 65 testing lab workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacture cannabis products period of 120 days surety bond licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers some nutritional facts BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Personnel Requirements health impacts of cannabis product as a candy prohibited concentrate scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises medicinal and adult-use or both markets chain of custody packaging Ethanol member manager no infusion of nicotine Temporary License Application Information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together operating premises sanitary workplaces consumption of alcohol or tobacco shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis manufacturing Arranging for laboratory testing The California Department of Public Health's Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products child-resistant outer package CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing paper inserted into the packaging Carbon Dioxide (CO2) product 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In addition, Processor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Hazard Component Ingredient Mixed-light cultivation Licensee Applicant Medium Outdoor Specialty Outdoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Canopy Mature plant Watts per square foot Lot Batch Edible cannabis product Small Outdoor Quality Specialty Indoor Process Type N – for infusions Holding Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) cannabis concentrates Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Kief infused butters and oils as concentrates THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Quality control operation Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Finished product Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Pre-roll Volatile solvent CBD Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 UID Verification Indoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Flowering Wet weight Adult-use Market Package Adulterated Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Allergen Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Microorganisms Harvest Batch In-process material gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Track-and-trace systems adulteration DPH-17-010E products similar to traditional food products prohibited track and trace system Nursery Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material Validation Immature plant Unique identifier Adequate Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Product Identity Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Indoor Allergen cross-contact THC Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Labeling M-license Personnel CBD from industrial hemp Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Nonvolatile solvent Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Pest Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Processing aid Processing Pathogen Extraction Outdoor cultivation Request for Live Scan MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Manufacturer licensee Primary panel Serving Preventive controls Limited-access area Bureau Infusion Premises Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Indoor Topical cannabis product Department cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Theoretical yield Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Cultivation site Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) infused pre-rolls Cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Contact surface Quarantine Commercial cannabis activity Quality control personnel Distribution Sanitize Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Manufacture package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Environmental pathogen Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Monitor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Qualified individual Universal symbol Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Track and trace system Actual yield Dried flower 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) Net weight Informational panel and more.


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