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

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


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